Posted on 24. Apr, 2009 by in Hot Coding Topics
In January, you finally got a code to describe the Epley maneuver, a simple but time-consuming treatment for a type of dizziness. But now you’re having even more trouble getting paid for the work.
The Epley maneuver treats a form of vertigo (386.11, Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo) that is caused by small calcium carbonate stones that have moved from the vestibule of the inner ear into the semicircular canals, where your sense of balance rests. The stones stimulate nerves and cause a spinning sensation, nausea, and unsteadiness.
In the Epley, the patient’s head is maneuvered so the calcium crystals roll out of the sensing tube and into another inner chamber of the ear, from which the body can absorb...
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