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Medical Billing: Causes of Claim Denial under the 5010 Platform

As a medical billing professional, you may find yourself faced with claim denial under the 5010 platform. Every step that delays the claim also delays the payment. Possible causes of rejections or denials [more…]

How to Facilitate the Transition to ICD-10 for Medical Billing in Your Office

The transition in medical billing to ICD-10 WILL happen and it is essential you understand how to facilitate this in your own office. As you move toward ICD-10, remember that claim transactions are the [more…]

How to Prep Office Staff to Transition to ICD-10 for Medical Billing

As a medical billing professional, you will need to prepare your staff for the transition to ICD-10 that is coming. After the back end is ready to roll for ICD-10 [more…]

How to Safely Administer through a Central Line and Monitor the Infusion

Central vascular access devices (CVADs) are catheters placed in large, central veins, like the superior or inferior vena cava, for long-term infusions of medications, parenteral nutrition, and chemotherapy [more…]

Infusing with Technology: IV, Auto-Syringe, and PCA Pumps

You can trace infusion pump technology back to the 1960s, when healthcare institutions used pumps mainly to improve accuracy and relieve IV nurses from constant monitoring and frequent medication administration [more…]

Advanced IV Therapy Techniques

Everyone agrees that IV infusions are the fastest way to deliver medications to a patient's bloodstream, but did you know you can deliver IV meds even faster by using the following two advanced techniques [more…]

Tricks of the Trade for Starting Peripheral IVs on Adults

Starting peripheral IVs on adults is one of the most basic yet fear-evoking experiences in nursing. But don't worry; whether you're administering fluids and electrolytes, medications, or blood components [more…]

Starting IVs on Children: Insider Advice from Pediatric Nurses

IV therapy in children presents many challenges. As a pediatric IV nurse, you have to deal with squirming infants, anxious parents, chubby extremities, and smaller veins. To start off on the right foot [more…]

IV Therapy For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Starting infusions, administering IV medications, and managing IV therapy in children and adults are among the most important skills you'll use in your nursing career. After all, nurses use these skills [more…]

Using the Alphabet to Identify Malignant Melanoma

You can use the alphabetic classification system to evaluate melanoma, the most aggressive form of skin cancer. This guide helps you determine whether a skin lesion is malignant. The mnemonic is the first [more…]

Knowing What the APGAR Score Evaluates

An APGAR score measures how well a newborn is doing at 1 and 5 minutes after birth. The five factors you evaluate just happen to line up with the last name of the doctor, Dr. Virginia Apgar, who created [more…]

Tricks for NSTEMI Treatment

When you're treating a non-ST elevation myocardial infarction (an NSTEMI), keep OH BATMAN in mind. The mnemonic works for treating unstable angina, too. [more…]

Classifying Anemia by MCV — Mean Corpuscular Volume

In anemia, the body has a reduced quantity of red blood cells. One of the best ways to classify anemia is by the MCV, or mean corpuscular volume, which is expressed in femtoliters [more…]

Five References Every Medical Transcriptionist Needs

The following proven performers should be on your reference bookshelf as a medical transcriptionist. All of them are available in both print and electronic versions. [more…]

Where to Get Medical Transcription Training

The two primary sources of medical transcription education are community colleges and online schools, and they each have their own strengths and weaknesses. Here’s how they compare: [more…]

Medical Transcription Certifications

You don't need a certification to become a medical transcriptionist, and potential employers won't hold it against you if you don't have one. The key to breaking in to a career as a medical transcriptionist [more…]

Avoid Medical Transcriptionist Job Scams

Unscrupulous individuals launch scams to prey on people who want to become medical transcriptionists. Two especially prevalent schemes to watch out for are the following: [more…]

Medical Transcription For Dummies Cheat Sheet

When researching or starting a new medical transcription career, information is power. You need to know which reference books provide the info you need to do your job and where you can go to get medical [more…]

Medical School Entry Tests: UKCAT and BMAT

Many medical schools require applicants to sit the UKCAT or BMAT as part of their selection procedures. Familiarity with the kind of questions you’ll face in these tests is crucial to scoring well. [more…]

Fast-Tracking the Medical School Entry Course

An increasing number of graduates want to study medicine. You can opt to apply for the undergraduate medical courses or you can apply for accelerated ‘fast-track’ graduate-entry courses instead. Accelerated [more…]

The UK Medical School Application Timeline

Every year, around 22,000 people apply to study at UK medical schools. Less than 8,000 are accepted. Getting in requires research, preparation, dedication and good personal insight. This flowchart outlines [more…]

Deciding Which Medical School Is Right for You

Selecting the medical school that’s right for you can be a difficult decision. All UK medical schools offer an excellent education and well-rounded university experience but they’re not interchangeable [more…]

Structuring Your UCAS Personal Statement

Medical schools want candidates with excellent academic records who have realistic views of a career in medicine. They need people who are mature enough to know their own strengths and limitations, and [more…]

Get into UK Medical School For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Nervous about applying to medical school? There’s no need! With the right approach and preparation you’ll give yourself a head start of the competition. This Cheat Sheet gives you the key things to know [more…]

So, You Think You Want to Be a Physician Assistant

A physician assistant (PA) is a well-educated healthcare professional who is nationally certified and licensed by the state in which he or she practices. The PA practices medicine under the supervision [more…]

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