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Pay-per-view: Brush up on hemorrhoid coding: Know types, treatments

APCs Insider, March 25, 2011

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Hemorrhoids are the great unmentionable in our list of ailments. Some people never suffer from them; for others, they cause excruciating pain. As a coder, you must understand the different types of hemorrhoids and their treatments to code correctly for this malady.

A hemorrhoid is a condition in which the vein(s) around the lower rectum or anus are swollen and inflamed. Both men and women suffer from hemorrhoids. Most people over the age of 50 have suffered from them, and pregnant women commonly complain of them.

Continue reading “Brush up on hemorrhoid coding: Know types, treatments” on HCPro’s website. Subscribers to Briefings on APCs have free access to this article in their March issue.

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