The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released maintenance updates for several National Coverage Determinations (NCDs) to reflect recent code changes. It is essential for health care providers to review these policies to see how the code changes will affect coverage for services they provide to their patients.
Numerous human errors can compromise patient privacy, even with the best software and firewalls. Hence, no photographs of a patient should appear anywhere outside of his or her chart — for example, nothing should ever be posted on the practice's Website or newsletter, or on an employee's social media. This and many other pointers are included in this article that physicians should take note of.
This video shows a question and answer session where the presenter debates the merits of reason for surgery over type of surgery when coders document details of a surgical procedure undergone by a patient. The video will clear the idea about what is more important and relevant in the documents of the patient's surgical history.
Watch Dr. Ulas Cikla, M.D., Dr. Kutluay Uluc, M.D., and Dr. Mustafa K. Baskaya, M.D. from the Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin present a 66-year-old man with seizure, aphasia, and hemiparesis. Work-up revealed a giant partially thrombosed aneurysm of the internal carotid artery bifurcation with surrounding vasogenic edema. He underwent clip reconstruction of the aneurysm via a cranio-orbital approach. Although we prepared for bypass with the radial artery and/or the superficial temporal artery, we were able to clip-reconstruct the aneurysm without bypass. The patient improved upon his pre-morbid state after surgery and made an excellent recovery.
Patients with early breast cancer who are found to have the residual invasive disease after neoadjuvant chemotherapy plus HER2-targeted therapy have a greater risk of recurrence or death than patients with a pathological complete response.
A 7-month-old twin boy presented with increased respiratory rate, failure to thrive. He had to be transferred to the ICU due to respiratory failure. Chest X Ray demonstrated bilateral interstitial edema with bilateral pleural effusions . Diagnosis of chylothorax was made on pleural effusion drainage. Inspite of all measures taken to manage the condition the child expired 9 weeks post admission due to severe Hypoxia.
Watch Dr. Bernardo Mutani, MD, share a case of IOL exchange in which he used the femtosecond laser to cut the in situ IOL.
A 60-year-old man k/c/o multiple sclerosis and chronic left residual hemiparesis came c/o generalized weakness post fall. ECG showed ST elevation and a high suspicion of type 1 Brugada syndrome arose. Coronary Angio revealed nonobstructive coronary artery disease. Post Initial management he was advised OPD follow-up to consider monitor or loop recorder.
Watch this live demonstration of how to use the LUCIA model for cervical cancer prevention training.
A 36-year-old male k/c/o CKD, came c/o altered mental status. Investigations revealed Hypoglycemia and considering the nature of results a suspicion of Insulinoma arose. But on microscopic examination pancreatic islets with elongated cells and clear cytoplasm compatible with nesidioblastosis were seen. However during his hospital stay patient developed pneumonia and succumbed.