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Spinal Cord Stimulator: What to Expect in Medical Bills

The spinal cord stimulator (SCS) is used for several painful conditions including: failed back syndrome, complex regional pain syndrome and other chronic pain conditions. It has been used for over 40 years and is often considered after other methods of … Continued

Dawn presents at IARP Conference

Dawn Cook was pleased to be a speaker at the 2018 International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals (IARP) in Charlotte, NC. Her presentation ‘Adding Past Medical Bill Reviews to Your Practice: A Natural Addition to Life Care Planning’ introduced Life Care … Continued

What is a Seating Assessment?

For disabled persons using wheelchairs and other mobility or positioning systems, an assessment and fitting by a profession is a must. A poorly fitted chair can lead to pressure injury, pain, and difficulty transferring and in and out of the … Continued

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy for wound care

Hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy provides oxygen under higher-than-atmospheric pressure to assist in the healing of wounds. This is an adjunctive therapy provided in most hospital-based outpatient departments that specialize in wound care. Documentation for HBO includes the ascent time, descent … Continued

American Medical Association and Medical Billing Resources

Do you want to learn more about the medical bills that you receive related to the personal injury or medical malpractice? Most physician bills are based on Current Procedural Terminology (CPT), a coding system developed and owned by the American … Continued

Is Your Expert Qualified?

Do you wonder how to determine if someone is qualified as an expert, to make an opinion on a factor of your case that needs an expert’s touch? Rule 702. Testimony by Expert Witnesses[1]: A witness who is qualified as … Continued

Coding and Costs for Cervical Spine Surgery

Cervical spinal procedures are performed for a variety of reasons. From the coding and billing perspective, knowing what to expect for each phase of the surgical process is vital to forming a knowledgable decision as to the reasonability of the … Continued