Massage During End of Life Care

hospice care massage therapy

In recent years, people have been speaking out more about death and about compassionate care for the dying. At the same time, the ancient healing modality of massage has been recollected and recognized as a viable resource in palliative care, as well as in health care. Hospice has evolved into a care program that attempts to provide for the physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual needs of those approaching death. Hospice care has become a strong force in the search for a more unified approach to death that combines medical technology with compassionate care of the whole person.   The basic..


Combination Codes in ICD10

Combination Codes in ICD10

When the switch to ICD10 (International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision) occurred officially on October 1, 2015, many changes to the way coders have been assigning codes went into place. One of the changes is the addition of combination codes. A combination code is a single code used to classify two diagnoses, a diagnosis with an associated secondary process (manifestation) or a diagnosis with an associated complication.   In the ICD10 Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting, combination codes are identified by referring to sub term entries in the alphabetic index and by reading the notes in the tabular list...


What is an EOB?

Explanation-of-Benefits form

Medical Billers and Coders along with all Medical Insurance Specialists know what an EOB is. Actually, you probably do too! An EOB is an Explanation of Benefits, that piece of paper you receive from your insurance company after paying a visit to a health care provider. To the layman, EOB’s may as well be written in a language only understood by Martians as they can be quite confusing to the general population, and this is why as a Medical Insurance Specialist you will receive numerous calls from patients asking for an explanation of the explanation!   One of the many..


Ethics, Professionalism And E-Discovery

Ethics, Professionalism And E-Discovery

Mr Yoosuf Nazeer, who lives in Sri Lanka, said that "Legal Ethics" in the United States is generally understood to primarily apply to lawyers, while codes of professional responsibility also apply in a derivative sense (directly) to non-lawyers who work with lawyers, such as paralegals or private investigators. In the United States, the practice of law is regulated by the governments of the individual states and territories. As a whole, federal law does not control legal ethics.   Each state or territory has a code of professional conduct dictating rules of ethics. These may be adopted by the respective state..


Massage Therapy for the Benefit of Treating Children with ADHD

Massage Therapy for Treating Children with ADHD

ADHD stands for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. This condition, found in children and adolescents, affects their impulse control, over-activity and attention problems. When children and adolescents have ADHD, they normally go to their family pediatricians, physicians, child psychiatrists, psychologists and pediatric neurologists. Rarely are they told to seek holistic forms of therapy to manage their ADHD.   Massage therapy has been found effective in a most recent study. ADHD adolescents who took ten massage treatment classes for two weeks rated themselves as more content than those in comparison who participated in recreation therapy. Spectators rated the massage therapy effects as..


Continuing Education in the Medical Field

Continuing Education Online Student

Most careers in the medical field today require continuing education hours. This means once you start on your career path, you will continue to attend workshops, seminars and webinars in your field. Completion of continuing education hours is required by most licensures in the medical field including Medical Billing and Coding. The computer age has made fulfilling these requirements much easier and most can be accomplished from the comfort of your own home!   Requirements for these continuing education hours generally consist of a computer and internet access. Depending on your certification or license requirements, you may need to complete..


Massage Therapy at Home

massage therapy at home

In home massages have so many benefits. One being, convenience!   When you receive an in-home massage, you don’t have to worry about driving home or getting stuck in traffic. An in-home massage enables you to really prolong your relaxation. You can schedule the appointment right before retiring for the evening. Or, you can plan a warm bath or other relaxation ritual before and after your massage.   With an in-home massage, a deeper sense of relaxation is induced. Relaxation requires focusing your attention within and withdrawing it from your five senses and the external world. When you travel to..


Working from home in Medical Billing and Coding

Medical billing employe working from home

Many medical billing and coding jobs today require you to be on site; however, it is possible in the field of Medical Billing and Coding to be able to work at least some of the time from home. Many businesses today have found that they can reduce overhead by having employees log in to their computers from their home-based office. It is usually required that you have a minimum of two years of experience in the field before employers consider you for this type of position, but it is definitely a possibility. The first step is to attend an accredited..