Coding Check Up: How Are Your PVD Coding Skills?

Peripheral vascular disease (PVD), also commonly known as peripheral artery disease (PAD), is a generic term for any progressive disease affecting the noncardiac circulation.  PVD can have various causes, including narrowing (stenosis), occlusion, or spasm.  The...

Don’t Sleep on Shoulder Procedures!

Is coding for shoulder procedures keeping you up at night?  Don’t worry, it happens to many of us!  Over the years, I have become pretty comfortable with these procedures, so I thought I would share some insights that may be helpful. I am sure you have heard the...

Tips & Expertise: Liver Disease & Treatment

Q:  Question about fatty liver disease.  It’s my understanding that fatty liver disease is often the first stage in liver disease and can progress to cirrhosis.  If the provider documents fatty liver disease as well as cirrhosis, should you code both or is the...