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,
Clinical documentation has been around for centuries. There are records from the 18th and 19th centuries that show the detailed observation and findings recorded by doctors of that time. However, clinical documentation has undergone drastic changes over the years. In the early days, clinical documentation was used as a record of the patient’s diagnosis and treatment for future reference.
ICD 9 codes were replaced by ICD 10 on October 01, 2015 as they had some inherent issues which were addressed and rectified in ICD 10.
However, it is important to understand that ICD 10 codes are not merely ICD 9 codes that have been increased in numbers or volume; ICD 10 codes with changes in terminology and providing far more details are definitely more complex than ICD 9 codes.
An important tool in the coding process; modifiers in medical billing and modifiers in medical coding are used to further describe a service or procedure.
So important are the modifiers that the phrases “CPT modifiers list 2018” and “HCPCS modifiers list 2018” rank highly on Google search terms. In this article,
One of the most important considerations during the medical billing and coding process is to choose whether the patient is an inpatient or an outpatient. Based on the choice, the medical codes associated differ.
At times, inexperienced medical coders may unintentionally misrepresent the patient status which could result in denied claims and even accusations of fraud.