Complete 2 Medical Health Discussions



Atherosclerosis is a major risk factor for many types of cardiac events. Let’s discuss how we can prevent the plague buildup in our bodies and how genetics might play a role.

  • Discuss what medications are used to treat this disease and who should be taking them?
  • What diseases are patients at risk for when they have ather-osclerosis?
  • Make sure to include at least one paragraph in your re-sponse and explain your answer with detailed information


There are two questions to this discussion; answer both questions.

Question A

The textbook says that the common anesthesia time units are 15 minutes, but that some carriers use 30 minutes. Not mentioned in the book is the fact that some carriers require the actual number of minutes rather than increments. Why do you think there are differences? When you respond to your fellow students’ posts, do you agree with your fellow students’ and why or why not?

Question B

The textbook says that Medicare requires the use of CPT anesthesia codes whereas some third party payers require the use of surgery codes for anesthesia. How does a coder find out if the third party payer requires anesthesia or surgical codes for anesthesia services?