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BARIUM ENEMA by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:39pm A barium enema, also known as a lower gastrointestinal (GI) series, uses x-rays to diagnose problems in the large intestine, which includes the colon and rectum. The lower GI series may show problems like abnormal growths, ulcers, polyps, diverticuli, and colon cancer. Before taking x rays of your colon and rectum, the radiologist will p ... Read on »
Public Service Announcement: Take care of your Gastro Intestinal Health OR you will have to get a Barium Enema by peggy L. Posted Fri 16 Oct 2009 10:04pm Yipppe Skippy, I'm finally out of the Hospital. I will give particular updates in another post, but this is my PSA to tell all readers to take care of your BUTT. If you dare to read on and aren't too offended by my candor, I hope my tale will inspire you to take care of all things leading to your Hineys! OK, so I have this pain in the ass, cons ... Read on »
New CPT Codes - Billing Codes for Robot and Home Monitoring Services - Telemedicine by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Thu 27 Aug 2009 9:44pm   That’s right, CPT Codes for Robots in the patient home, so all we need now are patients who have the robots (grin).  This is a further expansion of telehealth.  These are for use in billing Medicare and Medicaid.  We have seen the robots used in hospitals that allow physicians to telecommute and this is the next step, in to the patient home.  ... Read on »
Lower GI Series by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:40pm Lower GI Series The digestive system A lower gastrointestinal (GI) series uses x rays to diagnose problems in the large intestine, which includes the colon and rectum. The lower GI series may show problems like abnormal growths, ulcers, polyps, diverticuli, and colon cancer. Before taking x rays of your colo ... Read on »
New CPT Codes for H1N1 Flu Immunizations – Effective Immediately by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 28 Sep 2009 10:21pm This is good information if you want to bill and get paid for H1N1 Vaccines provided to patients.  One code is for the nose to include counseling, and the other is the pandemic formulation given in it’s normal or other format.  BD   With both seasonal influenza and H1N1 influenza circulating this flu season, the American Medical Association ... Read on »
Is there a CPT Code for Maggots Yet? by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Fri 21 Nov 2008 3:00pm Specially prepared maggots have been approved by the FDA since 2004 for neuropathic foot ulcers, pressure ulcers,venous stasis ulcers, and traumatic and post-surgical wounds.  Insurance companies spend thousands of dollars for an amputation but back off at a $100.00 maggot treatment.  The American Medical Association and the CMS clarified its ... Read on »
Sleep Labs – Will Tele-Sleep Monitoring Phase Some Out Now that CPT Codes And Insurance Coverage is Expanding for Home Units by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sat 26 Sep 2009 10:20pm The WatchPAT already has approval from CMS and now has a CPT Code to bill.  Blue Cross has also stated coverage would be provided for the sleep analysis device.  Let me see, how many ways can one analyze their sleep, many according to the data report created.  A good night’s sleep is something on everyone’s mind it seems today with current econo ... Read on »
Doctor Gets Prison Sentence For His Medical CPT Coding Interpretations, Even Though Jury Found Him Innocent–Under Charged by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 24 Jul 2013 11:08am This is an interesting story and probably won’t be the last and you can read all of it from the link at the bottom here.  It’s a bit complex with what the doctor was doing with his coding and the irony here is the fact that it cost the government “less”  not over billing at all.  As new procedures come up that have potential life saving abiliti ... Read on »
Ok, now where's the CPT Code for ... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 10 Nov 2008 4:22pm Ok, now where's the CPT Code for a Wii....will Medicare and the insurers give some thought to covering the Wii for rehab and physical therapy?  BD  LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Franklin Perry used to spend hours performing video game feats with his thumbs but lately he has been using the Nintendo Wii, and the rest of his body, to regain his st ... Read on »
Does Medicare use CPT codes for payment? by Jason S. Patient Expert Posted Tue 13 Jul 2010 3:08pm For Part B services, Medicare pays physicians based on the services they provide.  The American Medical Association (AMA) developed Current Procedural Terminology ( CPT ) codes to create a taxonomy of procedures that physicians perform.  Does the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) use these codes for payment? The answer is yes ... Read on »