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  • c2cm
    HI it is me again..just wanted to ask...every job i look at wants the coder to be expeirenced..i am afraid i will not find a job when i graduate!! and have i
    Message 1 of 12 , Nov 1, 2006
      HI it is me again..just wanted to ask...every job i look at wants the
      coder to be expeirenced..i am afraid i will not find a job when i
      graduate!! and have i read a coder can specialize?? because i know
      already i have a hard time with the obstetric coding!!! thanks for
      your help and info! C
    • CN5@aol.com
      Do you know if this bill included the Physical Therapy cap as well? Denise In a message dated 6/30/2008 8:31:30 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
      Message 2 of 12 , Jun 30, 2008
        Do you know if this bill included the Physical Therapy cap as well?
        Denise


        In a message dated 6/30/2008 8:31:30 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
        cholt@... writes:




        I agree Karen! The rhetoric and party infighting has seriously made me
        nauseous over the course of this.

        I do feel it is important to speak my peace with them and have done so
        repeatedly. Sadly they just don't

        seem to be able to get a clue!

        Cynthia A. Holt, CPC, OCS

        Insurance/Billing Coordinator

        Eye Center of Central Georgia, PC

        Medical Eye Associates, Inc.

        _____

        From: _CRN-L@..._ (mailto:CRN-L@yahoogroups.com)
        [mailto:_CRN-L@..._ (mailto:CRN-L@yahoogroups.com) ] On Behalf Of
        Karen Hurley
        Sent: Monday, June 30, 2008 11:22 AM
        To: _CRN-L@..._ (mailto:CRN-L@yahoogroups.com)
        Subject: RE: [SPAM][CRN-L] Medicare holding claims for 10 days?

        I don't mind saying that this Senator clearly has no idea about the impact
        of his decision.

        Scary.

        Karen Hurley

        From: CRN-L@yahoogroups. <mailto:CRN-mailto:CRN-<WBR>mai> com
        [mailto:CRN-[mailto:CRN-<WBR>L@<mailto:CRN-mailto:CRN-<WBR>mai> com] On Behalf
        Of
        Cindy Holt
        Sent: Monday, June 30, 2008 9:08 AM
        To: CRN-L@yahoogroups. <mailto:CRN-mailto:CRN-<WBR>mai> com
        Subject: [SPAM][CRN-L] Medicare holding claims for 10 days?

        This is a response from our senator I just received. Has anyone heard
        this? I was going to hold claims but looks like now we don't need to.

        You have contacted me previously regarding Medicare payments to
        physicians, and I am writing to you today to give you the very latest
        update.

        First, I want to be sure you are aware that the Bush
        Administration announced Friday, June 27, 2008, that it will hold all
        Medicare claims from doctors for the first 10 business days of July and that
        it will make no payments at the 10 percent reduced reimbursement rate until
        July 15 at the earliest. This positive step by the administration gives
        Congress a window of time to come together on a reasonable, bipartisan
        Medicare bill to eliminate this 10 percent cut in Medicare payments to
        doctors. I will do everything I can to ensure that the Senate passes a bill
        that is good for Georgia physicians and for Georgia Medicare beneficiaries,
        especially seniors and those who live in rural areas.

        As you may be aware, Democratic Leader Harry Reid forced a Senate
        vote Thursday, June 26, 2008, on a House Medicare bill that the Senate had
        already rejected two weeks earlier. I voted with my colleagues to reject
        this bill again on Thursday because it unnecessarily expanded certain
        programs while simultaneously making inappropriate cuts to other programs to
        pay for the physician update. In short, this bill was not good for Georgia.

        When Republican Leader Mitch McConnell sought Thursday night to
        put off the payment cuts for 30 days to give Congress more time to pass a
        reasonable, bipartisan bill, Reid objected to that and then adjourned the
        Senate for the July 4th recess. Reid's actions ensured that there would be
        no chance for Congress to eliminate the 10 percent payment cut before the
        June 30 deadline. That is when the administration stepped in to give
        Congress a temporary reprieve.

        This House bill, H.R.6331, that Reid forced us to vote on would
        have hurt more than 40,000 Medicare beneficiaries in Georgia who live in
        rural areas by taking away their access to networks of providers. In
        addition, it would have expanded eligibility for the Medicare low-income
        subsidy. This program currently fails to meet the financial needs of those
        it currently serves, and I believe the current program should be improved
        before we expand eligibility for it.

        In addition to addressing the mandated 10 percent cut in payments
        to physicians, some of you also have contacted me concerning Medicare's
        competitive bidding program for durable medical equipment. One of the
        provisions in the House bill was to delay a program to force suppliers of
        durable medical equipment to enter into a competitive bidding process. I
        support this provision and will work to make sure it is included in the bill
        that eventually passes.

        I want to reiterate how glad I am that the Administration has
        announced it will hold Medicare claims for the first 10 business days in
        July and that it will make no payments at the 10 percent reduced
        reimbursement rate until July 15 at the earliest. Now, it is up to
        Republicans and Democrats to put partisanship aside and work together to
        pass a fair bill that helps doctors and Medicare beneficiaries in Georgia
        and across the nation.

        Please visit my webpage at <_http://isakson._ (http://isakson./)
        <_http://isakson.http://isak_ (http://isakson.senate.gov/) >
        senate.gov/>
        _http://isakson._ (http://isakson./) <_http://isakson.http://isak_
        (http://isakson.senate.gov/) > senate.gov/ for more
        information on the issues important to
        you and to sign up for my e-newsletter by choosing
        <_http://isakson._ (http://isakson./)
        <_http://isakson.http://isakhttp://isak_ (http://isakson.senate.gov/contact.cfm) >
        senate.gov/contact.sen> Newsletter Subscription from the
        topic list.

        Sincerely,
        Johnny Isakson
        United States Senator

        Cynthia A. Holt, CPC, OCS

        Insurance/Billing Coordinator

        Eye Center of Central Georgia, PC

        Medical Eye Associates, Inc.

        _____

        From: CRN-L@yahoogroups. <mailto:CRN-mailto:CRN-<WBR>mai> com
        <mailto:CRN-mailto:CRN-<WBR>mai>
        [mailto:CRN-[mailto:CRN-<WBR>L@<mailto:CRN-mailto:CRN-<WBR>mai> com
        <mailto:CRN-mailto:CRN-<WBR>mai> ] On Behalf
        Of
        Barbara J. Cobuzzi
        Sent: Friday, June 27, 2008 1:26 PM
        To: Barbara J. Cobuzzi
        Subject: [CRN-L] Senators who voted against the pay decrease for doctors

        Here are the 40 Senators that voted against hr 6331 last night. I have
        already contacted both of my Senators and found out that both have "a
        different bill they want the house to consider which would be a permanent
        fix instead of another temporary fix". That's not good enough for me and I
        told them both. Perhaps it would be prudent for each of you to ask the same
        questions to your own Senators:

        NAYs ---40

        Alexander (R-TN)
        Allard (R-CO)
        Barrasso (R-WY)
        Bennett (R-UT)
        Bond (R-MO)
        Brownback (R-KS)
        Bunning (R-KY)
        Burr (R-NC)
        Chambliss (R-GA)
        Coburn (R-OK)
        Cochran (R-MS)
        Corker (R-TN)
        Cornyn (R-TX)
        Craig (R-ID)

        Crapo (R-ID)
        DeMint (R-SC)
        Domenici (R-NM)
        Ensign (R-NV)
        Enzi (R-WY)
        Graham (R-SC)
        Grassley (R-IA)
        Gregg (R-NH)
        Hagel (R-NE)
        Hatch (R-UT)
        Hutchison (R-TX)
        Inhofe (R-OK)
        Isakson (R-GA)
        Kyl (R-AZ)

        Lugar (R-IN)
        Martinez (R-FL)
        McConnell (R-KY)
        Reid (D-NV)
        Sessions (R-AL)
        Shelby (R-AL)
        Specter (R-PA)
        Sununu (R-NH)
        Thune (R-SD)
        Vitter (R-LA)
        Warner (R-VA)
        Wicker (R-MS)

        Barbara

        Barbara J. Cobuzzi, MBA, CPC-OTO, CPC-H, CPC-P, CPC-I, CHCC

        Consulting Director of Education

        The Coding Institute

        www.CodingInstitutewww.CodingInstitute<WBRwww.CodingInstitute<WBR>.cowww.Co
        www.AudioEducator.www

        b.cobuzzi@att. <mailto:b.cobuzzi%mailto:b.> net

        732-389-3110 voice 732-542-3824 fax 732-233-7660 cell

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      • Amy Brazell
        I just received a news release from HCPRO that the therapy cap was included meaning that Congress failed to extend the caps so you cannot use a KX modifier
        Message 3 of 12 , Jun 30, 2008
          I just received a news release from HCPRO that the therapy cap was included meaning that Congress failed to extend the caps so you cannot use a KX modifier after July 1.

          Amy Brazell, RHIT, CCS, CPC-H
          Data Quality Specialist
          Palmetto Health Baptist
          Columbia, S.C.
          amy.brazell@...

          >>> <CN5@...> 6/30/2008 2:09 PM >>>
          Do you know if this bill included the Physical Therapy cap as well?
          Denise


          In a message dated 6/30/2008 8:31:30 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
          cholt@... writes:




          I agree Karen! The rhetoric and party infighting has seriously made me
          nauseous over the course of this.

          I do feel it is important to speak my peace with them and have done so
          repeatedly. Sadly they just don't

          seem to be able to get a clue!

          Cynthia A. Holt, CPC, OCS

          Insurance/Billing Coordinator

          Eye Center of Central Georgia, PC

          Medical Eye Associates, Inc.

          _____

          From: _CRN-L@..._ (mailto:CRN-L@yahoogroups.com)
          [mailto:_CRN-L@..._ (mailto:CRN-L@yahoogroups.com) ] On Behalf Of
          Karen Hurley
          Sent: Monday, June 30, 2008 11:22 AM
          To: _CRN-L@..._ (mailto:CRN-L@yahoogroups.com)
          Subject: RE: [SPAM][CRN-L] Medicare holding claims for 10 days?

          I don't mind saying that this Senator clearly has no idea about the impact
          of his decision.

          Scary.

          Karen Hurley

          From: CRN-L@yahoogroups. <mailto:CRN-mailto:CRN-<WBR>mai> com
          [mailto:CRN-[mailto:CRN-<WBR>L@<mailto:CRN-mailto:CRN-<WBR>mai> com] On Behalf
          Of
          Cindy Holt
          Sent: Monday, June 30, 2008 9:08 AM
          To: CRN-L@yahoogroups. <mailto:CRN-mailto:CRN-<WBR>mai> com
          Subject: [SPAM][CRN-L] Medicare holding claims for 10 days?

          This is a response from our senator I just received. Has anyone heard
          this? I was going to hold claims but looks like now we don't need to.

          You have contacted me previously regarding Medicare payments to
          physicians, and I am writing to you today to give you the very latest
          update.

          First, I want to be sure you are aware that the Bush
          Administration announced Friday, June 27, 2008, that it will hold all
          Medicare claims from doctors for the first 10 business days of July and that
          it will make no payments at the 10 percent reduced reimbursement rate until
          July 15 at the earliest. This positive step by the administration gives
          Congress a window of time to come together on a reasonable, bipartisan
          Medicare bill to eliminate this 10 percent cut in Medicare payments to
          doctors. I will do everything I can to ensure that the Senate passes a bill
          that is good for Georgia physicians and for Georgia Medicare beneficiaries,
          especially seniors and those who live in rural areas.

          As you may be aware, Democratic Leader Harry Reid forced a Senate
          vote Thursday, June 26, 2008, on a House Medicare bill that the Senate had
          already rejected two weeks earlier. I voted with my colleagues to reject
          this bill again on Thursday because it unnecessarily expanded certain
          programs while simultaneously making inappropriate cuts to other programs to
          pay for the physician update. In short, this bill was not good for Georgia.

          When Republican Leader Mitch McConnell sought Thursday night to
          put off the payment cuts for 30 days to give Congress more time to pass a
          reasonable, bipartisan bill, Reid objected to that and then adjourned the
          Senate for the July 4th recess. Reid's actions ensured that there would be
          no chance for Congress to eliminate the 10 percent payment cut before the
          June 30 deadline. That is when the administration stepped in to give
          Congress a temporary reprieve.

          This House bill, H.R.6331, that Reid forced us to vote on would
          have hurt more than 40,000 Medicare beneficiaries in Georgia who live in
          rural areas by taking away their access to networks of providers. In
          addition, it would have expanded eligibility for the Medicare low-income
          subsidy. This program currently fails to meet the financial needs of those
          it currently serves, and I believe the current program should be improved
          before we expand eligibility for it.

          In addition to addressing the mandated 10 percent cut in payments
          to physicians, some of you also have contacted me concerning Medicare's
          competitive bidding program for durable medical equipment. One of the
          provisions in the House bill was to delay a program to force suppliers of
          durable medical equipment to enter into a competitive bidding process. I
          support this provision and will work to make sure it is included in the bill
          that eventually passes.

          I want to reiterate how glad I am that the Administration has
          announced it will hold Medicare claims for the first 10 business days in
          July and that it will make no payments at the 10 percent reduced
          reimbursement rate until July 15 at the earliest. Now, it is up to
          Republicans and Democrats to put partisanship aside and work together to
          pass a fair bill that helps doctors and Medicare beneficiaries in Georgia
          and across the nation.

          Please visit my webpage at <_http://isakson._ (http://isakson./)
          <_http://isakson.http://isak_ (http://isakson.senate.gov/) >
          senate.gov/>
          _http://isakson._ (http://isakson./) <_http://isakson.http://isak_
          (http://isakson.senate.gov/) > senate.gov/ for more
          information on the issues important to
          you and to sign up for my e-newsletter by choosing
          <_http://isakson._ (http://isakson./)
          <_http://isakson.http://isakhttp://isak_ (http://isakson.senate.gov/contact.cfm) >
          senate.gov/contact.sen> Newsletter Subscription from the
          topic list.

          Sincerely,
          Johnny Isakson
          United States Senator

          Cynthia A. Holt, CPC, OCS

          Insurance/Billing Coordinator

          Eye Center of Central Georgia, PC

          Medical Eye Associates, Inc.

          _____

          From: CRN-L@yahoogroups. <mailto:CRN-mailto:CRN-<WBR>mai> com
          <mailto:CRN-mailto:CRN-<WBR>mai>
          [mailto:CRN-[mailto:CRN-<WBR>L@<mailto:CRN-mailto:CRN-<WBR>mai> com
          <mailto:CRN-mailto:CRN-<WBR>mai> ] On Behalf
          Of
          Barbara J. Cobuzzi
          Sent: Friday, June 27, 2008 1:26 PM
          To: Barbara J. Cobuzzi
          Subject: [CRN-L] Senators who voted against the pay decrease for doctors

          Here are the 40 Senators that voted against hr 6331 last night. I have
          already contacted both of my Senators and found out that both have "a
          different bill they want the house to consider which would be a permanent
          fix instead of another temporary fix". That's not good enough for me and I
          told them both. Perhaps it would be prudent for each of you to ask the same
          questions to your own Senators:

          NAYs ---40

          Alexander (R-TN)
          Allard (R-CO)
          Barrasso (R-WY)
          Bennett (R-UT)
          Bond (R-MO)
          Brownback (R-KS)
          Bunning (R-KY)
          Burr (R-NC)
          Chambliss (R-GA)
          Coburn (R-OK)
          Cochran (R-MS)
          Corker (R-TN)
          Cornyn (R-TX)
          Craig (R-ID)

          Crapo (R-ID)
          DeMint (R-SC)
          Domenici (R-NM)
          Ensign (R-NV)
          Enzi (R-WY)
          Graham (R-SC)
          Grassley (R-IA)
          Gregg (R-NH)
          Hagel (R-NE)
          Hatch (R-UT)
          Hutchison (R-TX)
          Inhofe (R-OK)
          Isakson (R-GA)
          Kyl (R-AZ)

          Lugar (R-IN)
          Martinez (R-FL)
          McConnell (R-KY)
          Reid (D-NV)
          Sessions (R-AL)
          Shelby (R-AL)
          Specter (R-PA)
          Sununu (R-NH)
          Thune (R-SD)
          Vitter (R-LA)
          Warner (R-VA)
          Wicker (R-MS)

          Barbara

          Barbara J. Cobuzzi, MBA, CPC-OTO, CPC-H, CPC-P, CPC-I, CHCC

          Consulting Director of Education

          The Coding Institute

          www.CodingInstitutewww.CodingInstitute<WBRwww.CodingInstitute<WBR>.cowww.Co
          www.AudioEducator.www

          b.cobuzzi@att. <mailto:b.cobuzzi%mailto:b.> net

          732-389-3110 voice 732-542-3824 fax 732-233-7660 cell

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        • Suzan Marsh
          what is the difference between traumatic and non-traumatic compartment syndrome? [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
          Message 4 of 12 , Nov 10, 2008
            what is the difference between traumatic and non-traumatic compartment syndrome?




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          • marvelhammer
            Here are a couple of excerpts from medical journal articles on causative sources of non-traumatic compartment syndrome: Acute compartment syndrome with its
            Message 5 of 12 , Nov 10, 2008
              Here are a couple of excerpts from medical journal articles on
              causative sources of non-traumatic compartment syndrome:

              "Acute compartment syndrome with its attendant risk of irreversible
              muscle and nerve necrosis has been described most frequently in
              association with trauma, usually following direct trauma, occurring
              after open or closed fractures, crushing injuries, ischaemia
              reperfusion episodes, or after prolonged localised pressure in
              comatose patients. Non-traumatic acute compartment syndrome has been
              associated with undue exertion, hypothyroidism, virus-induced
              myositis, bleeding diatheses, leukaemic infiltration, nephrosis, and
              ganglion cysts of the proximal tibiofibular joint..."

              "Acute compartment syndrome of an extremity poses a threat to both
              life and limb. The usual cause in children is trauma, especially
              fractures and burns. Two recent cases of nontraumatic compartment
              syndrome of the extremities in children are presented, both owing to
              infection followed by myositis or fasciitis..."

              "Compartment syndrome of the leg is usually associated with
              significant trauma. It has also been associated with prolonged
              surgery in the hemilithotomy position. Fracture tables that are used
              for the internal fixation of proximal femur fractures under
              fluoroscopy place a patient in this position. This report chronicles
              two cases of intraoperative compartment syndrome of the leg that was
              elevated and contralateral to a subtrochanteric femoral fracture. In
              each case, the syndrome was found at the procedure's conclusion and
              was addressed with fasciotomies. One patient continued to have
              neurologic sequelae from the compartment syndrome 2 years later...
              Compartment syndrome of the leg is usually associated with open or
              closed tibial fractures from blunt or penetrating forces. Even if no
              fracture is apparent, the usual presentation carries a history of
              significant trauma. One subtle cause of compartment syndrome that has
              been reported is positioning on an operating table during prolonged
              surgery. This subtle cause has been identified in both the lithotomy
              and hemilithotomy positions and is thought to be the result of
              prolonged elevation of the patient's legs. The lithotomy position is
              commonly used for urologic and abdominal surgeries, whereas in
              orthopedics the hemilithotomy position allows easy surgical exposure
              of the hip and proximal femur for intramedullary and extramedullary
              fracture stabilization under fluoroscopic guidance. Its use is
              imperative in the placement of proximal and distal interlocking
              screws under fluoroscopy. The leg contralateral to the fracture is
              placed on a well-padded stirrup that places pressure on the posterior
              aspect of the calf. In this position, the knee and hip are flexed;
              the hip is abducted and internally rotated. Although this position
              and the use of fracture tables are safe, previous reports have
              chronicled this subtle cause of leg compartment syndrome in long
              surgical cases..."
            • Don Self
              It s traumatic when it happens to you and non traumatic when it happens to someone you don t know? Don Don Self & Associates, Inc PO Box 2610, Lindale, TX
              Message 6 of 12 , Nov 10, 2008
                It's traumatic when it happens to you and non traumatic when it happens to
                someone you don't know?





                Don

                Don Self & Associates, Inc

                PO Box 2610, Lindale, TX 75771

                903 882-4023 f-882-4027

                www.donself.com donself@...

                See where we are visiting in our RV, where we are heading and our views on
                other things at: http://blog.donself.com/ if you are brave enough to
                handle the untarnished TRUTH



                Confidentiality Blah Blahs: Yep - that's what these things always say. As
                if these notices really mean anything. I can prohibit you from anything.
                i can't prohibit you from disclosing anything on my email because I put it
                out onto the internet where there is no privacy, in spite of the blah blah
                blahs that you normally see. Just treat others how you want to be treated.
                Wouldn't you like to be a Pepper too?



                From: CRN-L@yahoogroups.com [mailto:CRN-L@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
                Suzan Marsh
                Sent: Monday, November 10, 2008 1:08 PM
                To: CRN-L@yahoogroups.com
                Subject: [CRN-L] question



                what is the difference between traumatic and non-traumatic compartment
                syndrome?

                [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]





                [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
              • Suzan Marsh
                Thank you so very much for answering my question. Suzan ... From: marvelhammer Subject: [CRN-L] Re: question To: CRN-L@yahoogroups.com Date:
                Message 7 of 12 , Nov 11, 2008
                  Thank you so very much for answering my question.
                  Suzan

                  --- On Mon, 11/10/08, marvelhammer <marvelh@...> wrote:

                  From: marvelhammer <marvelh@...>
                  Subject: [CRN-L] Re: question
                  To: CRN-L@yahoogroups.com
                  Date: Monday, November 10, 2008, 5:07 PM






                  Here are a couple of excerpts from medical journal articles on
                  causative sources of non-traumatic compartment syndrome:

                  "Acute compartment syndrome with its attendant risk of irreversible
                  muscle and nerve necrosis has been described most frequently in
                  association with trauma, usually following direct trauma, occurring
                  after open or closed fractures, crushing injuries, ischaemia
                  reperfusion episodes, or after prolonged localised pressure in
                  comatose patients. Non-traumatic acute compartment syndrome has been
                  associated with undue exertion, hypothyroidism, virus-induced
                  myositis, bleeding diatheses, leukaemic infiltration, nephrosis, and
                  ganglion cysts of the proximal tibiofibular joint..."

                  "Acute compartment syndrome of an extremity poses a threat to both
                  life and limb. The usual cause in children is trauma, especially
                  fractures and burns. Two recent cases of nontraumatic compartment
                  syndrome of the extremities in children are presented, both owing to
                  infection followed by myositis or fasciitis... "

                  "Compartment syndrome of the leg is usually associated with
                  significant trauma. It has also been associated with prolonged
                  surgery in the hemilithotomy position. Fracture tables that are used
                  for the internal fixation of proximal femur fractures under
                  fluoroscopy place a patient in this position. This report chronicles
                  two cases of intraoperative compartment syndrome of the leg that was
                  elevated and contralateral to a subtrochanteric femoral fracture. In
                  each case, the syndrome was found at the procedure's conclusion and
                  was addressed with fasciotomies. One patient continued to have
                  neurologic sequelae from the compartment syndrome 2 years later...
                  Compartment syndrome of the leg is usually associated with open or
                  closed tibial fractures from blunt or penetrating forces. Even if no
                  fracture is apparent, the usual presentation carries a history of
                  significant trauma. One subtle cause of compartment syndrome that has
                  been reported is positioning on an operating table during prolonged
                  surgery. This subtle cause has been identified in both the lithotomy
                  and hemilithotomy positions and is thought to be the result of
                  prolonged elevation of the patient's legs. The lithotomy position is
                  commonly used for urologic and abdominal surgeries, whereas in
                  orthopedics the hemilithotomy position allows easy surgical exposure
                  of the hip and proximal femur for intramedullary and extramedullary
                  fracture stabilization under fluoroscopic guidance. Its use is
                  imperative in the placement of proximal and distal interlocking
                  screws under fluoroscopy. The leg contralateral to the fracture is
                  placed on a well-padded stirrup that places pressure on the posterior
                  aspect of the calf. In this position, the knee and hip are flexed;
                  the hip is abducted and internally rotated. Although this position
                  and the use of fracture tables are safe, previous reports have
                  chronicled this subtle cause of leg compartment syndrome in long
                  surgical cases..."


















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