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The Joy of Learning and Why It’s Never Too Late to Get an Education

The Joy of Learning and Why It‚Äôs Never Too Late to Get an Education Education is an important resource in life that provides the opportunity to become knowledgeable in a particular field of study. The world is continually changing and new, innovative practices are constantly evolving. Therefore, it‚Äôs all the more important to make education…

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The Paralegal and Administrative Law

Administrative Law and the Paralegal’s Role During the time of the pandemic, we have become familiar with our federal health agencies, the Food and Drug Administrative (FDA), and the Center for Disease Control (CDC). When we take off our shoes at airports, we are adhering to rules issued by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). These…

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Understanding Dictation as a Medical Transcriptionist

Understanding Dictation as a Medical Transcriptionist What to Keep in Mind with ESL dictators: English as a second language (ESL) physicians or dictators with their foreign accents can be a challenge to medical transcriptionist/healthcare documentation specialists (MTs/HDSs) as well as other medical language experts. Keep in mind, however, that the ESL physician or dictator often…

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Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus

Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus

Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus by: Laura Switkowski, Veterinary Adjunct Faculty   What is Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus? Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus, otherwise known as GDV, is a condition that can happen in dogs that is life threatening. This condition occurs when the dogs stomach twists over upon itself, leading to the stomach to become overstretched and rotated by excessive gas. When…

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Four Steps to Avoid Making ICD10CM Mistakes

Four Steps to Avoid Making ICD10CM Mistakes   Written by Kara Silvers, CPC, CPC-I Medical codes are used for reimbursement, research, tracking public health, and directing treatment of individual patients. Most billers and coders are more familiar with the codes in the area of reimbursement. They make sure the codes match the diagnoses and procedures…

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