Q: When is it appropriate to bill CPT code 77470 (special treatment procedure [e.g. total body irradiation, hemibody radiation, per oral or endocavitary irradiation]) for a special treatment procedure?
Q: Is it permissible to take pictures of patients (including behavioral health) for identification purposes as a part of the registration process? Do the patients need to sign a consent form before their picture can be taken?
Q: If a patient is immobile or comatose for an extended period of time in the hospital and develops a stage 3 or 4 pressure ulcer of the left upper back, would this be considered a hospital-acquired condition (HAC)?
Q: Are we allowed to use case studies involving real incidents that occurred at our facility as part of training for things like safety and policies, or is there a risk that someone could identify the real people who were involved?