The use of “unspecified” codes has been a common topic of discussion in the industry. There seems to be a consensus that the use of these codes is bad and should be avoided. There is a sense that unspecified codes will corrupt the reliability of the data we compile based on these codes. Do you agree with this statement and support your agreement or disagreement. Give an example of unspecified ICD-10-CM code and the related more specific codes to that unspecified code. (example P15.9 Birth Injury, unspecified and P15.0 Birth Injury to liver, P15.1 Birth Injury to Spleen, P15.3 Birth Injury to Eye, P15.4 Birth Injury to face)
Accuracy and the CMS-1500
Accuracy should be at the forefront when submitting a CMS-1500 claim form for reimbursement. Discuss some of the reasons a claim can be rejected or denied. Additionally, identify steps you would take to make sure that you follow all of the billing guidelines for submitting your CMS-1500 claim form for reimbursement
Politicians have a strong incentive to follow a strategy that will enhance their chances of getting elected and re-elected. Political competition more or less forces them to focus on how their actions influence their support among voters and political contributors.
What is market failure, and what kinds of things can lead to market failure? What is government failure? Can government failure lead to market failure?
Review concepts like shortsightedness and rent seeking. What are the effects of government intervention in markets with some of the price regulations like price floors and price ceilings we discussed in chapter 4?
Cell Cycle and Cancer
Modification to our DNA sequences during cell reproduction can result from a number of potential influences (environmental or genetic). These modifications can lead to genetic mutations and cell cycle disruption. In your discussion, discuss the events leading to a potential mutation and the process of genetic change as it relates to cancer progression.
So, for this week’s discussion, address the following questions.
- What is the topic of your essay? MOVING TO ANOTHER STATE AS A CHILD AND LEAVING BEHIND MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS. Did you pick one of the essay ideas generated from your interview in the W2 discussion, or did you decide to go with something else? DECIDED TO GO WITH MY OWN TOPIC
- Why might the reader want to read about this topic?
- What can or should the reader learn from your story? Or, what is the main idea/thesis of your essay?
- Finally, how is your narrative essay topic difficult to develop? How is the story difficult for you to tell? Or, is it?
This is an opportunity to really dissect what you have or are thinking about writing, so be as honest as possible with your responses. That is the best way to help shape your narrative and the controlling idea that should be driving it.
The Unforeseen Event
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Even with the best of planning, life happens. Similar to last week, you will meet four hypothetical students who are attending ABC University. An unforeseen event happens to each one of them, and this event causes issues in their courses.
Read each scenario and then:
- Determine which student is the most likely to successfully navigate the unforeseen event and be able to remain in school. Explain why you selected that student.
- Explain what behaviors or characteristics were problematic before the unforeseen event and how those behaviors/characteristics may have contributed to a harder challenge for them to navigate.
- Identify the behaviors/characteristics/circumstances that were helpful to the student as the unforeseen event occurred.