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10 May 2017

Medical pursuits in longevity

In 1956, Clive McCay, a scientist from Cornell and his team conjoined 69 pairs of rats to study the effect of revitalizing the old with the blood of the young. After months of conjoining, the bones of some older rats became similar in density and strength to that of the young.

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02 May 2017

Fecal microbiota transplant: Procedure and coding guidelines

Fecal transplantation is a procedure performed for patients suffering from recurrent infections by a type of bacteria called Clostridium difficile. The infection is spread through contact with surfaces contaminated by spores of the bacterium. The range of symptoms include diarrhea, pseudomembranous colitis, fever, nausea and abdominal pain.
In recent times, there has been an increased antibiotic resistance for C. difficile. Fecal bacteriotherapy or stool transplant is an emerging technique for treating patients suffering from such antibiotic resistance.

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29 Mar 2017

Choosing between Modifier 53 and 52 (Gastroenterology example)

By definition, modifier 53 is used to indicate a discontinued procedure and modifier 52 indicates reduced services. In both the cases, a modifier should be appended to the CPT code that represents the basic service performed during a procedure. Choosing between modifiers 53 and 52 can sometimes be confusing. A wrong modifier can lead to denials. The reason for this confusion is the ambiguity in its definitions.

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29 Mar 2017

Rethinking government’s role in healthcare

There’s a lot of debate about government’s role in healthcare. Much of our attention is focused on fixing sickness not preventing disease. We obsess about availability of doctors, hospital beds, staff and infrastructure to treat sick people. We don’t debate enough about government’s role in maintaining health of its population.

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