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How to Code Opioid Use Disorder

How to Code Opioid Use Disorder

Opioid abuse, addiction, and overdoses are a serious public health problem and grouped together as Opioid Use Disorder. The National Institute on Drug Abuse says more than 115 people in the United States die daily from overdosing on opioids. The CDC estimates $78.5...

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Job Growth in Healthcare

Job Growth in Healthcare

The healthcare sector created 1 out of 7 new US jobs in 2018 based off preliminary data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Although most of the jobs reported are clinical based, that means there is a growing demand for support ranks such as coding,...

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Codes for Valentine’s Day

Codes for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is here and love is in the air! When Valentine’s Day comes to mind, many think blissful ideas such as the beautiful bouquets of roses, heart shaped jewelry, love, and a nice dinner accompanied with lots of sweets. As medical coders, we see the other...

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Meet and Greet Visits

Meet and Greet Visits

Potential patients may ask for a meet and greet visit with the physician. These visits can be compared more like an interview, because the patient’s main goal is to learn more about the physician to be sure they will receive the quality of care they desire. We know...

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Codes for the Holidays

Codes for the Holidays

The end of the year is almost upon us, with the end of the year comes many different Holiday celebrations with family, friends, and coworkers. With the Holidays almost here, it is important to brush up on a few codes that may not be used as much throughout the year....

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