Overview of Orthopedic Oncology

Orthopedic oncology is a subspeciality of orthopedics that involves the diagnosis and treatment of malignant disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Orthopedic oncologists treat conditions such as: Primary bone cancers Soft tissue tumors Cancers, such as breast,...

Where Do I Find COVID-19 Coding Resources?

As the COVID-19 virus continues to mutate, so do the codes and coding advice used to track this pandemic. So where do we go for the latest information on COVID-19 coding? Here are the resources we recommend bookmarking. Make sure you reference them frequently, as...

Tips & Expertise: 2022 CPT Profee Updates

Q:  What’s the purpose of category III codes?​ A:  The use of category III codes allow data collection for these services/procedures.  Use of unlisted codes does not offer this.  If a category III code is available and describes the procedure performed, it must be...

Social Determinants of Health Example Case Studies

​Social determinants of health (SDOH) are the environmental conditions where people are born, live, learn, work, play, worship, and age that affect a wide range of health, functioning, and quality-of-life risks and outcomes. Some examples include income level,...