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New Applications of Flow Cytometry

FLOW CYTOMETRY New Applications of Flow Cytometry Flow cytometric immunophenotyping is used to evaluate the antigenic characteristics of leukemic cells. By Patricia K. Kotylo, MD Traditional laboratory evaluation of leukemia is based on microscopic examination of neoplastic cells in peripheral blood or bone marrow…

Understanding Your Hospital’s Case Mix

Understanding Your Hospital’s Case Mix By Minnette Terlep ‘Why does my hospital’s case mix have month-to-month peaks and valleys?” “How much does coding really impact our case mix?” “Our chief financial officer (CFO) questions whether we are optimizing coding because our case mix is…

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…

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