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 […]

Four Neuropathy Types and What Causes Them

In general, the term ‘neuropathy’ refers to nerve damage or anything that injures or impairs the nerves. Symptoms of neuropathy, which depend on which nerves are affected, include numbness, pain, and balance issues. Based on the type and location of the nerves affected, neuropathy is classified into four types: peripheral, cranial, autonomic and focal. Left […]

Podiatry Billing and Coding – 5 Tips to Boost Reimbursement

Podiatrists treat a very specialized set of symptoms, diseases, and conditions related to the foot and ankle. These specialists address a range of medical areas, including sports medicine, wound care, diabetic care and surgeries, which keeps them very busy. Podiatry coding and billing is complex as procedures and services related to the foot are very […]

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