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Awareness and Understanding about COPD PDF Print E-mail
Written by David Andrews   
Wednesday, 29 September 2010 08:53
Lungs and AlveoliChronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), also known as chronic obstructive lung disease (COLD), chronic airflow limitation (CAL), chronic obstructive respiratory disease (CORD), and chronic obstructive airway disease (COAD) refers to chronic respiratory illness and abnormal condition of the lungs marked by decreased respiratory function, associated with smoking or chronic bronchitis or old age.

COPD is usually caused by toxic particles or gas, most commonly from tobacco smoking, which initiates an abnormal inflammatory response in the lung. The inflammatory reaction in The live casino software provider Evolution Gaming is certified by the Alderney Gambling Control Commission. the airways is known chronic bronchitis. In the alveoli, the inflammatory reaction causes death of the tissues of the lung, a process known as emphysema. The natural course of COPD is characterized by occasional sudden worsening of symptoms called acute exacerbations, most of which are caused by infections or air pollution.

In the last decade worldwide, COPD was ranked one of the major cause of death and is projected to be fourth leading cause of death worldwide by 2030 due to increase in smoking rates and demographic changes in many countries.
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How do I gear up to speed on ICD-10-CM? PDF Print E-mail
Written by David Andrews   
Wednesday, 29 September 2010 08:28
A more advanced knowledge of anatomy and physiology is required for coding with ICD-10-CM as well as detailed documentation and interpreting of what must be included in the medical record documentation to be able to assign the correct diagnosis code. The use of learning tools like "Advanced Anatomy and Physiology for ICD-10-CM/PCS" can help with appropriate learning and implementation for coding with ICD-10-CM.

It takes the user through all the body systems that ICD-10 uses and gives specific details about how ICD-10-CM/PCS is used to identify the appropriate condition/diagnosis. This version of the ICD-10-CM draft is prepared in a manner that parallels the ICD-9-CM code book so that using it feels easy and familiar. The book’s arrangement of chapters by body system covers this apposite coding information for using ICD-10-CM in a very straight-forward presentation. This can be a very handy tool while coding with ICD-10-CM.
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ICD-10 Corner

9 benefits of ICD-10

1. Measuring the quality, safety and efficacy of care
2. Designing payment systems and processing claims for reimbursement
3. Conducting research, epidemiological studies, and clinical trials
4. Setting health policy
5. Operational and strategic planning and designing healthcare delivery systems
6. Monitoring resource utilization
7. Improving clinical, financial, and administrative performance
8. Preventing and detecting healthcare fraud and abuse
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