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  • | Volume 20 - Issue
    By John H. McCord, DPM
    1,435 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/08
    My favorite writing project is to produce a “return to work” document for a patient who has recovered from a serious foot or ankle problem. I had that pleasure last week on behalf of a 53-year-old gentleman whom I first met six months ago during a hospital consult. His primary physician requested a consult regarding a diabetic ulcer with cellulitus involving the fourth and fifth toes of the left foot. The primary doc also let me know that he was beginning his vacation that day so I could manage the patient until he was ready for discharge. It all seemed like a convenien... continue reading
    By David Edward Marcinko, MBA, CMP, and Hope Rachel Hetico, RN, MHA, CMP
    7,969 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/08
    When one speaks of maximizing medical practice reimbursement, most physicians immediately think of the National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) or coding-oriented consultants. However, bolstering reimbursement involves more than just using the newest Current Procedural Terminology® (CPT) codes, parsing old codes or even becoming a CPT coding expert. It is the entire economic compliance ecosystem that surrounds the office cash flow and revenue recognition cycle. This cycle is defined as the process that serves patients, accounts for receivables and collects those receivables from ... continue reading
    Here one can see a fracture in a patient with diabetic neuropathy after she fell. A new study says patients with diabetes face an increased risk of complications following trauma surgery.
    By Brian McCurdy, Senior Editor
    4,424 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/08
    Patients with diabetes face a higher risk of complications in a number of areas. A large study recently published in the Archives of Surgery notes that those with diabetes also face more complications from trauma surgery. From 1984 to 2002, researchers examined 12,489 patients with diabetes, matching their ages, sex and injury severity with 12,489 non-diabetic patients from 27 Pennsylvania trauma centers. The study concluded that patients with diabetes spent more time in the intensive care unit and received ventilator support for a longer period of time. Twenty-three perc... continue reading