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Thrombolysis Using the EKOS™ System: A New Improvement for Treating Blood Clots

Background The topic, “Intravascular Ultrasound Assisted Thrombolysis” was brought up at the September 10, 2019 Coordination and Maintenance Committee meeting. The issue presented was that, at the time, no ICD-10-PCS code or code combination was available to fully describe intravascular ultrasound assisted thrombolysis with tissue plasminogen activator (tPA).  Here is the link to the meeting […]

COVID Crossword Puzzle

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in new codes and revised coding guidelines.  NJPR has developed a coding crossword puzzle challenge – complete the puzzle and submit your answers to us. Three entries from the correct submissions will be randomly selected for an Amazon gift card. We hope this crossword puzzle helps reinforce the guidelines and […]

Social Determinants of Health: Applying Knowledge to Improve Health and Advance Health Equity – Part 1

Introduction Social determinants of health (SDOH) can be defined as “the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age. They include factors like socioeconomic status, education, neighborhood and physical environment, employment, and social support networks, as well as access to health care.” The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.  Note the examples in […]