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Medical Diagnosis Code 7242
Advanced cardiac issues- how can a patient obtain treatment w/o health insurance or medicare coverage while waiting 2 yrs. For the ssi/cal program?
FQHC : Seek out a fqhc near you. Federally qualified health centers are the best places for uninsured or underinsured patients to recieve their care. ...Read more
Yes it can be hard: Cvt has a variety of presentations and causes, the most common is a headache, a change in vision, stroke type symptoms of weakness, and seizures or a combination of any of the above. The best evaluation is a ct of the brain with contrast and an MRI with contrast is almost as good. The trick is in suspecting a cerebral or cortical clot early on and getting tested. Evaluating medical history helps. ...Read more
Is a billing code of 710.0 for the insurance a firm diagnosis or could it be used to justify an ANA panel ? Thanks !
Age 21, IQ level below 70, in medical test result is iq level 67% and mild mental retardation. please suggest the further treatment for increase IQ LA?
Not available: IQ tests were developed initially to predict schooling success in individual students. It is a measuring tool like a yard stick. There is no treatment to change an IQ just like there is no way to change an adults height. You are what you are by this measurement. It does not measure many talents that can lead to success in arts or entertainment. It does not say you should not try. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Glaucoma 2 eye dr opinions for baseline pressure. One said 27 & other 31. Target 18-19. Treatment result is 18. Which baseline number most accurate?
Would there be a narrow range of diagnoses for an ED patient who had 14 diagnostic lab tests, 1 unk diagnostic test at cost of $3k? Food poisoning?
What is the question: You went to an emergency room for some illness and expected to be diagnosed without testing? You are lucky you were only charged $3, 000. It could have been a great deal more. Ers are abused, overused and populated by large numbers of people who never pay and cannot be turned away by law. Those who can pay foot the bill for those who cannot . This is why we need major revision to med care. ...Read more
50 y/o F, dypsnea,tired,sweating.chron pain right side/spinal fusion ERvisit only abn.was CO2 levs.arterial=33 andvenous Co2=55 init diagnosis pneu, xray ok?
How accurate is the first dsm psych test? Diagnosis was bi-polar & bpd? Is it accurate enough to diagnosis & start med? Other testing needed first?
"Reliability" of Dx: Most dsm diagnoses r made using a clinical/diagnostic interview - by talking w/ person (a) 2gather history of symptoms s/he's experiencing &(b) 2ask specific q's re: those symptoms. A doc's diagnosis may not correspond exactly (or at all) 2another's. Sometimes symptom scales r used 2lend support 2a diagnosis. An assessment by psychologist trained 2use formal psych tests can help pinpoint diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What type of conditions would be acceptable by IVF clinic to perform pre-implantation genetic dx? Does fh or autism in family provide basis for pgd?
1) If your relatives: With autism have a heritable genetic syndrome (e.g., fragile x ) or a copy repeat error on microarray known to cause autism 2) "advanced maternal age" (35 & >, ) increases risk of down syndrome & other chromosomal abnormalities 3) "advanced paternal age, " increases risk of new mutations & autism. Babies born by ivf have a higher incidence of autism than those conceived without assistance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Intl adoption, what does this mean regarding preemie eye exam: fundus: both plus(-), full vascularization, no rop rec; fix & following eom, cr (@2yo)?
Doesn't transcribing patient history/symptoms into insurance speak make the record less than accurate and confusing for future doctors?
No: Insurance companies don't mandate language, but rather that certain components of an exam or history be present in order to bill at a certain level. Using the icd codes translates a diagnosis into a computer code... Most notes have the diagnosis plus the code. If your doc is just using the code anyone can still look it up - there are apps for that too. ...Read more
High deductible. Limited coverage of outpatient care. Would really help to know what tests, evaluations are required to diagnose chronic myelogenous leukemia and follow it after treatment.?
Nccn.org: Awful predicament. CML is one of the success stories with the new therapies, but proper follow up is important to assure optimal long term survival on the new oral agents. There are good patient assistance programs to assist with your medications. Review the web address above and CML page with your doc to plan the needed tests. ...Read more
Yes!: Provided that you mean adhd first diagnosed in adulthood. The diagnosis depends in part on evidence of adhd by age 7. Problem is, it is (or at least 20 years ago was) mainly picked up in childhood if it was the hyperactive type. The large number of inattentive type kids were not picked up, so we have to ask about symptoms in childhood specifically. Much researck in adhd first diagnosed in adults. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diabetes insipidus: 400 characters are too few to answer your question. In general, the doctor will look at a 24-hour urine collection for determination of urine volume, serum electrolyte concentrations and glucose level, urinary specific gravity, simultaneous plasma and urinary osmolality, and plasma ADH (vasopressin) level. It may also include a water deprivation test, MRI, etc. ...Read more
Cheap compared to...: If the diagnosis is missed, the price is your life. Period. If you have a dominant mass in your breast, get seen. We're all trapped in the same dysfunctional health care system, but we're here for those who can pay, and those who cannot. ...Read more
Yes: They are trained and knowledgeable to diagnose that. ...Read more