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What is Telehealth?

‘Skip the waiting room with online doctor visits. Sign up and earn rewards.’  This was the message that appeared on my cellphone a few months ago and now once a week since then.  When I first saw it I thought, “Wow! They are getting you at all angles with telehealth.” If you are on any... Continue Reading →

A Question Worth Answering

If you ask any recently graduated medical professional what they think about “value-based healthcare” two things will likely happen. First, you will be greeted with a contentious look of disdain. You are probably not the first person to ask them that question, they did just finish school after all, so it’s a good idea to... Continue Reading →

My CPC Story

I began my career working for a small-town family practitioner.  He was rebuilding his private practice after spending many years working in a trauma center.  Initially, I was his only employee and responsible for many aspects of the practice – running the front desk, rooming patients and assisting with procedures.  As his practice grew and... Continue Reading →

There’s a Code for That!

With the implementation of ICD-10 in October 2015, the number of potential diagnosis codes expanded from 13,000 to 68,000.  One category of codes that received an extensive overhaul was the external cause codes.  These codes are most often used in conjunction with codes from Chapter 19 of the ICD-10 code book: Injury, Poisoning and Certain... Continue Reading →

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