Medical billing and coding is an important part of the healthcare business. It is not enough to just accurately diagnose and treat an illness; you also need to accurately document, code and bill for the services provided. Non-familiarity with the rules and codes leads to under billing for the services provided. While it is possible that you may be underpaid for the services;
Electronic transfer of healthcare information is governed by a set of standards laid down in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996. Some of the specific electronic transactions that were covered under the Act included explanation of benefits and insurance payments, verification of patient eligibility, referrals and prior authorization of patients, patient visit information and inquiries relating to claim status.
Most people think ‘new technology’ when they hear the term ‘telemedicine’. However, in reality, telemedicine was developed about 5 decades ago – in order to diagnose and treat patients living in remote areas. The difference between telemedicine then and today is the advancement of technology – from landline telephones in the early days to video communications today.
What is CKD?
A problem that affects over twenty six million Americans, CKD (Chronic kidney disease) if not treated in time can lead to acute kidney injury or acute renal failure. Your kidney filters excess fluids, salt and waste from your blood. This waste is excreted by the kidney into your urine and passed out from your body.
Although acne is one of the most common skin conditions amongst teenagers, it can affect people of all ages. A chronic, inflammatory condition of the skin, acne causes pimples and spots, with upper arms, neck, chest, back, shoulders and face the most commonly affected areas. Commonly occurring during puberty; it affects nearly 85% of people between 12 and 24 years of age in the US.
ICD 10 – Did you know?
International Classification of Diseases (ICD) is a system used by clinicians and other healthcare providers to code and classify all signs, abnormal findings, symptoms and diseases. The origin of ICD is the ‘List of causes of death’, first published way back in 1893 by the International Institute of Statistics.
The healthcare system is complicated. Healthcare professionals and institutions serve patients from different regions, backgrounds and with different finances. But every human has the right to receive healthcare services.
What does FQHC stand for?
FQHC is an acronym for Federally Qualified Health Centers.
In this article, we are going to take an in-depth view of FQHCs.
A common neurological disorder, migraine ends up giving the patient a terrible headache. Migraines can be triggered due to various reasons including hormonal changes in women, stress, skipped meals, loud noises, lack of sleep, bright lights, withdrawal from caffeine and cigarettes, amongst others. Headaches of this type can and usually are accompanied by feelings of nausea,
Tremendous advances have been made in healthcare during pregnancy and child birth. From basic check-ups to advanced screenings, obstetrical procedures strive to ensure the safety and health of both the mother and the baby. Women planning to have a baby can start their medical check-ups pre conception and continue with regular check-ups right through the course of their pregnancy and after.
If you are a doctor, chances are that you know about POMR. And that means that you are either in one of two camps: You either love POMR or you hate it.
But have you ever stopped and considered why the approach was introduced and its advantages over the other methods? Read this article to find out how POMR can help you give better care to patients,