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Case Study Codes Procedures of Eye

CODING Corner Case Study Codes Procedures of Eye Kim Charland, BA, CCS, ART Operative Report Preoperative diagnoses: Horizontal lower eyelid laxity with poor blink function and epiphora; ectropion, both eyes; punctal stenosis. Procedures: Bilateral lower eyelid lateral canthopexy; bilateral lower eyelid ectropion repair; bilateral…

Dealing with Delinquent Docs

Dealing with Delinquent Docs Begging and Bribery Par for the Course By Anne Miller ADVANCE Assistant Editor “We tried to lure them in with telekinesis, but it didn’t work.” “We get down on our knees and beg.” “We take ’em out back and rough…

Maintaining Intimacy When Arthritis Strikes

Maintaining Intimacy When Arthritis Strikes By Barbara Kornblau ADVANCE Consultant SEX. Now that I’ve got your attention… Yes, this article is about sex–sex and arthritis. “Sex and Arthritis” (the talk, that is) was a big hit at the 4th Annual ACHEY (Arthritis Can Hit…

Data Repositories

Data Repositories COVER STORY Data Repositories Beginning to Bloom in Health Care By Anne Miller ADVANCE Assistant Editor Data repositories. Data warehouses. In today’s computer-oriented environment, every health information management (HIM) professional is certain to come across these nebulous terms. What do these designations…

What Is HL7, Anyway?

What Is HL7, Anyway? What Is HL7, Anyway? (Editor’s note: A version of this article was originally presented in Perspectives on the Medical Transcription Profession, Summer 1996, published by Health Professions Institute in Modesto, CA.) By Catherine S. Baxter, CMT Special to ADVANCE The…

Creating a ‘Virtual’ HIM Department

Creating a ‘Virtual’ HIM Department COVER STORY Creating a ‘Virtual’ HIM Department Electronic Patient Records Are Becoming a Requirement for Integrated Delivery Systems By Kelly McLendon, RRA Special to ADVANCE Imagine being able to simultaneously perform deficiency analysis and coding for several facilities across…

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