Four Most Common Neuropathy Types and Causes [Infographic]

Based on the type and location of the nerves affected, neuropathy is classified into four types: peripheral, cranial, autonomic and focal. Neuropathy can be hereditary or acquired. For podiatrists providing treatment for neuropathy conditions, outsourced podiatry billing is a feasible option for efficient claims submission. Check out the infographic below

ICD 10 Coding for Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Foot problems are quite common in people with diabetes. Having too much glucose (sugar) in your blood can result in low blood flow to the affected areas and reduced white blood cell function. Poorly controlled diabetes often results in complications such as foot ulcers. Regarded as the most common reason for hospital stays among people […]

How to Streamline Wound Care Prescription Process

Wound dressings serve several important purposes such as absorbing exudates, preventing infection, splinting the wound area and maintaining high humidity. Podiatrists see patients with a wide range of conditions ranging from diabetes to peripheral artery disease that can significantly increase the risk of wounds. Electronic wound care programs are ideal to streamline the wound-care prescription […]

Podiatry Billing and Coding – Strategies for Success

Podiatrists may have to deal with diverse foot conditions – chronic or acute. Not all services are reimbursable. Most services related to the foot are based on medical necessity requirements, and this makes podiatry coding and billing rather complex. Key strategies involved in podiatry billing include: Insurance verification Podiatry billing process begins with insurance verification. […]

Coding Foot and Ankle Injuries in ICD-10

Foot and ankle injuries are very common in sporting and everyday situations. Of all the sports-related injuries, foot and ankle problems are the top issues that make millions of Americans visit their local podiatrists each year. As per reports, foot and ankle injuries account for more than 3 million emergency department visits annually in the […]

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