Typically, when coding for a tonsillectomy with or without an adenoidectomy, which are presented by code range 42820-42836, the procedure was completed bilaterally. In regards to coding guidelines and reimbursement methodologies, what will happen if the procedure is reported with modifier -50? What must be done if only one tonsil and/or adenoid is removed?
Jack is a 68-year-old white man with a history of chronic alcohol abuse. Five years ago, he was diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver. His wife reports that he recently developed bronchitis accompanied by a persistent cough. He has been admitted to the emergency department with hematemesis and confusion. Currently, he is complaining of severe thirst and dizziness. His skin and sclera appear mildly jaundice. The nurse practitioner in the emergency department notes an enlarged spleen and upon rectal examination, notes the presence of hemorrhoids. Form 7 specific types of a three part nursing diagnosis, interventions with rational for each, […]
WK4A2: Please use APA format and list and site all sources and references: 3- to 4-page Microsoft Word document Identify the various committees of a HCO (Health Care Organization) board and evaluate the function of each committee. Please first read “Physicians on Hospital Boards: Time for New Approaches” (2011, February) and then discuss the Joint Commission requirement: “Joint Commission requires that medical staff members to be eligible for full membership” on the hospital board—but does not mandate that any medical staff officer or other physician be a voting or nonvoting board member. Reference: Physicians on Hospital Boards: Time for New […]
Maria Lopez presents for an office visit complaining of a tightening in her throat when she attempts to swallow. She also states that she feels like she is choking when she tries to drink or eat. Maria also informs the doctor that she has been experiencing this problem for the last two months. She has minimized her food intake because of the discomfort she experiences when she tries to eat. Code 43213 is reported by the physician. What is Maria’s chief complaint? What is the description on code 43213? Does it include the use of fluoroscopy?
Assume that two nursing units are experiencing higher rates of patient falls than the other six nursing units in a rehabilitation hospital. In a minimum of 250 words, create a theoretical reason this is occurring. Provide a brief synopsis of what is occurring and the reason you have established it is occurring. In addition, using the plan-do-check-act process, describe how the issue will be addressed. Please list references and do not copy other posts from chegg.