Coding Tip of the Month – June 2019

Medical Coding

Cologuard® was approved by the FDA in August 2014 and is an easy to use, noninvasive colon cancer screening test that identifies altered DNA and/or blood in stool, which are associated with the possibility of colon cancer or precancer. DNA is continuously shed from cells in the intestinal lining and passed into the stool. Both…

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Monthly CDI Discussion – Rhabdomyolysis

Topic: Traumatic Rhabdomyolysis with Acute Kidney Injury due to Acute Tubular Necrosis Scenario: 50 year old female admitted after a motor vehicle accident where she was the restrained driver Patient with abdominal pain, nausea, tachycardia, muscle pain Patient sustained a fractured fibula/tibia of right leg Fractured ulna left arm Multiple contusions and abrasions Creatinine on…

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