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Practice Good Skin Care This Summer!

L55.0 —Sunburn of first degree L55.1 —Sunburn of second degree L55.2 — Sunburn of third degree L55.9 — Sunburn, unspecified In preparation for the upcoming deadline for ICD-10 implementation, RT Welter presents weekly ICD-10 Codes of the Week! Our goal is to familiarize you with the new and expanded code set and the additional clinical…

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The 'F' word: Fraud

Remember: fraud exists and it is amazingly/sadly common in healthcare. Tighten up your processes and procedures for paying bills, credit card usage and permissions. Differentiation of duties, cross checks and transparent reporting are great ways, all be it not ironclad ways, to stop or discourage fraud. It is ALWAYS the last person you would expect! …

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Bag Fees and Other Administrative Services

American Airlines, back in 2008, started charging for checked baggage (really, I looked it up!). Up to that point, and even today, most of us have thought that the cost of the ticket should include the cost of checking a bag! As it turns out, the ticket price is only for getting us safely (not…

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The Dangers Of Swimming

T75.1XXA — Swimmer’s cramp H60.331 — Swimmer’s ear, right ear B65.3 — Swimmer’s itch In preparation for the upcoming deadline for ICD-10 implementation, RT Welter presents weekly ICD-10 Codes of the Week! Our goal is to familiarize you with the new and expanded code set and the additional clinical documentation needed from your providers to…

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The SGR (Sustainable Growth Rate) Has Been Repealed!

The Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) has been repealed! However, (and there is always a however) it has been replaced with a potentially much more caustic new scheme. The Feds are going to force providers into the quality reporting, clinical practice improvement and EHR MU world. They call it MIPS. Not participating will cost you up…

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Marine Mammal Mishap

W56.01XA — Bitten by dolphin, initial encounter W56.12XS — Struck by sea lion, sequela W56.22XA — Struck by orca, initial encounter W56.31XA — Bitten by other marine mammals, initial encounter In preparation for the upcoming deadline for ICD-10 implementation, RT Welter presents weekly ICD-10 Codes of the Week! Our goal is to familiarize you with…

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