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Weighing the options for bariatric surgery

and is now the most common procedure, he said. At the University of Minnesota, sleeve gastrectomy comprised 55% of procedures performed in 2013, increasing to 75% in 2014. ... Leslie said. The procedure: The rarely performed procedure (about 1% of all U.S
January 2016

Preventive care still on during COVID-19

Community navigators could provide support and education and accompany patients to procedures, such as colonoscopies, he wrote.
November 2020

Letters to the Editor

No one is giving up our calling or giving in to demeaning ourselves by performing new procedures, of which very few are even available for internists to perform. ... I don't do cosmetic procedures, but I am proud to be part of a specialty that affords me
April 2008

A tasty potential solution to recurrent Clostridium difficile

The cost of the regimen—kefir drinks and about 100 vancomycin tablets—is likely less than the screening and procedure expenses of fecal transplantation, and the risk of adverse effects appears
October 2014

Learn about potential auditors to avoid becoming a target

RACs contend that certain diagnoses and procedures do not support an inpatient admission and should be billed as outpatient services. ... Among the corrective actions are:. sending the individual physician information about appropriate billing procedures.
October 2011

Accurate coding of the Initial Preventive Physical Examination

G0402 is the Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) code for the IPPE.
October 2014

An easy screen for an overlooked disease

That finding means that the disease is up inside the pelvis and abdomen and that the patient would benefit from a stenting procedure, Dr.
April 2011

Collections for the high-deductible (self-pay) patient

Patients with high-deductible health plans could owe the entire bill at the time of service, including diagnostic testing, procedures, and medications. ... It's one thing to pay for a simple visit, but for visits with more expensive services, such as
November 2016

Prepping IM residents for primary care

Although most patient visits and more than 60% of procedures now occur in the outpatient setting, most of the focus on residency training is on critically ill patients in the hospital. ... Photo by Stockbyte. Most patient visits and more than 60% of
May 2017

Learn proper coding for modifiers 59 and 25

The procedures were done at different anatomic sites on the same date or. ... The procedures were done during different patient encounters, for the same patient, by the same physician, on the same date.
July 2012

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