Flu Shots for the 2016-2017 Season

The CDC recommends trivalent and quadrivalent flu vaccines for 2016-2017. There are different flu shots based upon different age groups as well. Trivalent Flu Vaccines The trivalent vaccine is a three component vaccine. The trivalent flu vaccine is a three-component flu vaccine. This vaccine can come as a standard-dose trivalent shot (IIV3), high-dose trivalent shot […]

ICD-10-CM Diabetes Mellitus Coding

The documentation of diabetes mellitus has made the classification and diagnosis of the disease easier. Diabetes mellitus is classified using these codes: [1] E08 Diabetes mellitus due to underlying condition: The underlying conditions can be:[1] Congenital rubella Cushing’s syndrome Cystic fibrosis Malignant neoplasm Malnutrition Pancreatitis and other diseases of the pancreas E09 Drug or chemical […]

CPT 2014 – Embolization and Occlusion

There are several new and revised CPT codes that will affect cardiologists and vascular surgeons in 2014.  In particular, we will see changes in how we code embolization in certain vessels. The RUC Relativity Assessment Workgroup continues their mission of abandoning the component coding concept and bundling certain services into single codes based on their […]