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Improving Physician Documentation

Improving Physician Documentation Page 18 Cover Story Improving Physician Documentation By Gloryanne Bryant, RHIT, CCS Clinical documentation is continually coming to the forefront, in light of health care compliance initiatives and greater scrutiny by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG). Throughout the health…

LMRPs, OCE, CCI, and APCs

LMRPs, OCE, CCI, and APCs Page 25 LMRPs, OCE, CCI, and APCs: The Alphabet Soup of Medicare Reimbursement By Patrick D. Harkins (Editor’s note: This article is the first of two on Medicare reimbursement. In Part 1, you will find an overview of what…

Coding Anesthesia Provided for Bunionectomy

Coding Anesthesia Provided for Bunionectomy Page 8 coding corner Coding Anesthesia Provided for Bunionectomy Dawn Seelye, RHIA Preoperative Diagnosis: Hallux abductovalgus deformity, right foot Procedure Performed: Austin bunionectomy with fixation, right foot Surgical Specimens: Bone identified grossly as normal; not sent for pathological identification…

Navigating Ventilator Management

Navigating Ventilator Management Page 16 ventilation today Navigating Ventilator Management Post-op Strategies Demand Precision and Practice By Michael Gibbons T-bone car crashes, motorcycle wrecks, bad falls, gunshot wounds and stabbings often occupy the time of RTs at Parkland Health Hospital in Dallas. When ADVANCE…

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