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What changes were made since 2008 in terms of medicare, medicaid & hmo/ppo insurance reimbursements of dme, mobility, bath safety & orthopedic items?
This is a great: Question and ive tried to do some searching to give a concise answer but i cannot find a study that isolates this data. If you go to cms website and drill down to search the term dme http://www.Cms.Gov/site-search/search-results.Html?Q=dme you see how hard it is to give a quick answer, ( have you read an article in hfn or elsewhere that gives this data? If so please share. ...Read more
Medicare is a federal program that pays for certain health care expenses of individuals who are 65 years or older. It is divided into three parts, with Part A covering hospital bills, Part B covering doctor bills, and Part C providing the option to choose from a package of health care plans. Individuals who have Medicare ...Read more
Alaska. Breast cancer. Now bills and big ins. Exclusions. What to make of e.G., cpt 36561 port insrt billed $4115 and ins company excludes $3521?
Costs: Insurance companies decide what they pay or cover based on cpt codes. Each area of the us has different pay schedules for these cpt codes. Also each insurance company may pay differently. Also hmo insurances, medicare or medicaid insurances may pay some of the lowest rates. I do not know what insurance type you have. If you have concerns, call your insurance company to see what is covered or paid. ...Read more
Will you understand if I stated this info on my medical ID? Name, O+, MRI-Safe Pacemaker, Hypercoagulation, on Xarelto, Algy Transamin/Vit K. Revised?
?????????????: This is not a chat room. Your submissions are not linked.We have no way to see prior or future submissions or review files you upload. Please start over and include whatever basic information you can to support your question.The data above forms no coherent question.There is a private paid concierge service with that capability.See site details for that information. ...Read more
Ocd focus on hems, hem blood on barefoot.Erp therapy requires iooking at hem photos.Idea where to find medical pics of them online?Intrnet reslts iffy.
OCD and Exposure Tx: I'm not sure where you are searching, but just doing a quick google image search for hemorrhoids brings up a lot of fairly graphic photos. Exposure / response prevention therapy is most effective when working with a therapist who guides you through it and tailors the treatment to your particular situation. I would not recommend a "do it yourself" approach. ...Read more
Ben VS Ben/HCT. Benicar (olmesartan) drug sheet says Ben 40 mg has BP reductions about 13/7 while adding 12.5 mg HCT (Ben/HCT 40/12.5) reduction is 16/10 only. ?
BP reduction: Benicar (olmesartan) (B) is an effective BP lowering drug. Adding another BP lowering drug, HCT (H), gives an additive effect in lowering BP. That is why the combination of B and H lowers BP greater than B acting on its own. You can also ask your physician (P) your question for a more meaningful answer, as your P knows you best of all. ...Read more
D/c'd ferrous glucconate 3mos ago: serum fe was 208, sat 70%, Hgb 14. Now, 3 mos later, Hgb=15.2. That "doesn't work that way", usually? what's up?
It can work that way: Your body naturally produces hemoglobin; if you have plenty of iron (the ferrous gluconate was discontinued when your stores were adequately repleted) it is not unnatural that it could have gone up. Adult females naturally have a little bit lower hemoglobin than men, but 15 is not abnormal. It could have increased due to dehydration, decreased menstrual losses, smoking, sleep apnea, or other. ...Read more
Lab test showed: red blood cell: 5.47 10e6/ul hemog: 14.4 g/dl hematroc: 43.20% mcv: 78.9fl mch: 26.3 pg mchc: 33.3 g/dl rdw: 10.9% is these ok? Im 26
Ex-27wk, trach, bpd, 7yo. Meds: duoneb bid, Pulmicort 0.5 bid, hypersol 5% bid, singulair, (montelukast) vestpt 20min bid. Reason4 new atelectasis? Maybe doin biops
Permanent airway...: First, congrats on making to age 7 a preemie who has obviously had a rough time of it. Child is on great meds and therap. However, despite all of these, your child likely has permanent and possibly irreversible changes in his airways that all the meds in the world are not going to change. You optimize what he has left and work with that. New atelectasis likely mucous plugging in inflexible airways. ...Read more
Two problems: One is biological - men make millions of sperm but it only takes one to fertilize an egg. The safe, effective, reversible male contraceptive is always 'just around the corner' but i imagine researchers will get there. Problem two is social - would a woman trust a guy who says he's "on the male pill"? An implant would be more reliable than something he has to remember to take every day. ...Read more
DX IGA neph. 2001--serum creatine 0.9, protein 850 mg daily, cre.clr. 89, eGFR 89. Mild edema in lower legs.Dr says water retention re: PMS. Thoughts?
Dx'd Ana dual @ 1:320. Rosacea, eczema, SOB on exert, lower leg pit edema shins ankles. Abn PFT, no sig find HR CT lung, wgt gain, - ech o card. Next?
MGUS iggLambda .19 for 1yr. FLC lambda8.04 stable. Kappa drop<1 from 4.2 no ratio calculable.IGM 27 SPEPGammaGlob .63 Doc not avail SLE tooThoughts?
MGUS: There are multiple issues regarding your health. MGUS is actually the simplest. With spike at a concentration of 0.19 and stable, you are at no immediate risk. The risk of myeloma is about 1%/year, but it does require regular follow-up. See this site for info. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/mgus/basics/definition/CON-20026422 ...Read more
1yr has h 2.8 a/g ratio, h 128 alt(sgpt), h <70 bum/create ratio, l 19 co2, l 1.4 globulin, h 33 ige, l 171 igg, h 11 mono% what does this mean? H=high l=low
Clinical context: All lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. There are different normal ranges for babies and the h/l marks are likely based on adult values. Please discuss the matter with your pediatrician. ...Read more
Hbg, hct, rbc, plt, mvc, all at top of normal range. Does this ^ clotting risk? Hx: fact v leiden & aps. On lovenox (enoxaparin) 100mg bid
No: These values would not increase the risk. Normal is normal. ...Read more
Looking for ideas--elderly relative, wheelchair bound, paralyzed lft side, bad osteoarthritis in rt knee. Refuses pt, trad meds/injections not working?
Aqua-therapy: Would she consider aqua therapy? Therapeutic exercises in the water can be easier to tolerate and can be a good first step toward a wheelchair bound patient regaining their independence. Thank you. ...Read more
Quest's calc of free-t is half all others. Quest: it figures 2 binding sites per shbg "dimer" & they measure shbg dimers. Apparently others don't. Huh?
Free T: Free t is a calculated value and different laboratories have differing normal range. You can call the lab in question and ask to speak with the pathologist in charge to answer questions about their methods. ...Read more