Saturday Q and A

 

Dr. Becca asks:

 

“Hey Dr. Tom, you’re great. Thanks for all the great info. What’s your favorite risk code to look for as an incidental finding?”

 

 

Thrombocytopenia D69.6

It’s not uncommon, rarely reflects pathology, requires a simple, inexpensive treatment plan to address (lack of physical findings, no history of easy bruising or bleeding, f/u labs), yet the boost to your capitation is very significant.

 

Look for it on the blood work you order (don’t draw a CBC just to check for a risk code though, that’s inappropriate and unethical).

 

Address it.

 

Submit the code through an addendum.

 

And collect the additional revenue.

 

And you’re are very welcome.

 

Your kind words mean more to me than you can know.