Eiligible Specialties and Subspecialties for increased payment under Affordable Care Act

Eiligible Specialties and Subspecialties for increased payment under Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act specifies increased payments for three primary care medical specialties: Family Medicine, General Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. The Final Rule interprets this language to include some subspecialties with a relation to the original three, but does not list the subspecialties. Subspecialists that qualify for higher payment are those recognized by the American…

CPT Code 97116  (2021)

CPT Code 97116 (2021)

Description Of CPT Code 97116 This procedure may be medically necessary for training patients whose walking abilities have been impaired by neurological, muscular, or skeletal abnormalities or trauma. Specific Indications For Gait Training (CPT Code 97116) The patient has suffered a cerebral vascular accident resulting in impairment in the ability to ambulate, now stabilized and…

CPT Code 97535 (2021)

CPT Code 97535 (2021)

CPT code 97535 is medically necessary only when it requires the professional skills of a therapist, is designed to address specific needs of the patient, and is part of an active treatment plan directed at a specific outcome. Description of CPT code 97535 Self-care/home management training. Direct one-on-one contact, each 15 minutes. For example; meal…

Hemophilia Clotting Factors

Hemophilia Clotting Factors

Hemophilia is a hereditary blood disease characterized by greatly prolonged coagulation time. The blood fails to clot and abnormal bleeding occurs. It is a sex-linked hereditary trait transmitted by normal heterozygous females who carry the recessive gene. It occurs almost exclusively in males. For purposes of Medicare coverage, hemophilia encompasses Factor VIII deficiency (classic hemophilia,…

ANAEROBIC CULTURES

ANAEROBIC CULTURES

An anaerobic bacteria culture is a method used to grow anaerobes from a clinical specimen. Obligate anaerobes are bacteria that can live only in the absence of oxygen. Obligate anaerobes are destroyed when exposed to the atmosphere for as briefly as 10 minutes. Some anaerobes are tolerant to small amounts of oxygen. Facultative anaerobes are…

Systems in Human body

Systems in Human body

The major systems of the human body are: 1. Cardiovascular System (Heart, Blood Vessels (Arteries, Capillaries, Veins). 2. Circulatory System (Heart, Blood, Vessels) 3. Digestive System (Mouth, Esophagus, Stomach, Small intestine, Large intestine) 4. Endocrine System (Hypothalamus, Pituitary, Thyroid, Parathyroids, Adrenals, Pineal body, Ovaries and Testes.) 5. Excretory System (Small and Large Intestines, Rectum, and…

MEDICAL TERMS

MEDICAL TERMS

Medical Terms that are commonly found in patient medical recordsAnterior: Situated on the front surface of the body; ventral.Bilateral: On both sides, having two sides.Caudal: Denoting the lower half of the body; inferior.Contraction: A shortening and/or tensioning of muscle tissue.Coronal: Pertaining to an imaginary longitudinal plane at right angle to the medial plane and dividing…

Learn about Rheumatoid arthritis

Learn about Rheumatoid arthritis

RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS What is Rheumatoid Arthritis?What are the causes of Rheumatoid Arthritis?What are the signs and symptoms of RA?What are the Physiotherapy Treatment Modalities? Rheumatoid Arthritis Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic and painful clinical condition that leads to progressive joint damage, disability and shortened life expectancy. Even a mild inflammation may result in irreversible…