November 12, 2019
A Diabetic Mom Caught A Fever. This Is How Her Kidneys Shut Down.

A Diabetic Mom Caught A Fever. This Is How Her Kidneys Shut Down.

A Diabetic Mom Caught A Fever. This Is Why Her Kidneys Stopped Working. MC is a 49 year old woman, presenting to the emergency room with confusion, abdominal pain, and respiratory distress. Her son, Andrew, tells the admitting nurse at admission that she had vomited 4 times over the last hour. 5 days ago, MC […]

STD Advice: Herpes symptoms, testing and treatment options

STD Advice: Herpes symptoms, testing and treatment options

Genital Herpes is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by the herpes simplex viruses type 1 (HSV-1) or type 2 (HSV-2). Genital herpes infection is common in the United States. Nationwide, 16.2%, or about one out of six, people aged 14 to 49 years have genital HSV-2 infection. Over the past decade, the percentage of persons […]

Medical Coding Basics — Benign vs. Malignant Lesion

Medical Coding Basics — Benign vs. Malignant Lesion

Alicia: Back to Basics – This is something I’m really excited that we’re going to implement is this Back to Basics especially since we got so many new people and on credentials, they’re working on being coders or think they might be interested in coding and are coming to the webinars. One of the questions […]

HCC Coding — Medicare Advantage to the Physicians

HCC Coding — Medicare Advantage to the Physicians

Boyd: What are you talking about when you’re talking about HCC Coding? Alicia: HCC Coding is a type of specialty coding and it’s hierarchical coding and that’s done for Medicare Advantage. It’s only done for Medicare patients and eventually it’s going to move over. Right now reimbursement in mainstream for physician practice is based on […]