Each week, you will be asked to respond to the prompt or prompts in the discussion forum. Your initial post should be at least 150 words in length, and is due on Sunday. By Tuesday, you should respond to two additional posts from your peers.
Today’s concept of “medical necessity” determines the extent to which individuals with health conditions receive health care services. “Medical necessity” is the measure of whether a procedure is appropriate for the diagnosis and the treatment of a condition. This decision making process is based on the insurance company and the provider’s documentation. Rhinoplasty is sometimes considered cosmetic and not covered by insurance. Describe when it might be covered by insurance and what would you include when you coded and billed for the rhinoplasty? Include the rhinoplasty CPT codes in your response.
Discussion: We have discussed many disease states in which smoking is a major risk factor for development of the disease.
- Discuss how smoking has affected someone in your life. What disease(s) have they developed and do they still smoke?
- Based on our week’s lecture on the respiratory system, what damage does smoking do to our bodies?
- How do you feel about some pharmacies not selling tobacco products due to their harmful effects?