Episode 26

26 - Solve 2023 EM Coding Headaches, Diagnosing Dementia, PE in Pregnancy, and More


May 31st, 2023

1 hr 15 mins 14 secs

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About this Episode

Welcome to Episode 26 of “The 2 View,” the podcast for EM and urgent care nurse practitioners and physician assistants!

Show Notes for Episode 26 of “The 2 View” – Save time charting & code accurately, dementia, PE in pregnancy, and the PCN shortage.

PCN Shortage

Ault, A. FDA Drug Shortages. Current and Resolved Drug Shortages and Discontinuations Reported to FDA. FDA issues new rule on drug shortages. Community Oncology, 9(1), 34. U.S. Food & Drug. Published April 26, 2023. Accessed May 9, 2023. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cmonc.2011.12.003

Bendix, A. Shortage of penicillin limits access to the go-to drug for syphilis. NBC News. Published April 27, 2023. Accessed May 9, 2023. https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/shortage-penicillin-limits-access-go-drug-syphilis-rcna81777

Global shortages of penicillin. Shortages of benzathine penicillin. Global Sexually Transmitted Infections Programme. World Health Organization. Who.int. Accessed May 9, 2023. https://www.who.int/teams/global-hiv-hepatitis-and-stis-programmes/stis/treatment/shortages-of-penicillin


Alzheimer’s Disease Fact Sheet. Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias: Basics of Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia. National Institute on Aging. Accessed May 9, 2023. https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/alzheimers-disease-fact-sheet

Home. Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia. Alzheimer’s Association. Accessed May 9, 2023. https://www.alz.org/

Silbert, L, Erten-Lyons, D. Memory Loss, Confusion in a 51-Year-Old Fired From Her Job. Medscape. Published March 2, 2023. Accessed May 9, 2023. https://reference.medscape.com/viewarticle/850363

PE in Pregnancy

Negaard M. YEARS Algorithm for pulmonary embolism (PE). MDCalc. Accessed May 9, 2023. https://www.mdcalc.com/calc/4067/years-algorithm-for-pulmonary-embolism-pe

Stals MAM, Moumneh T, Ainle FN, et al. Noninvasive diagnostic work-up for suspected acute pulmonary embolism during pregnancy: a systematic review and meta-analysis of individual patient data. J Thromb Haemost. 2023;21(3):606-615. NIH: National Library of Medicine: National Center for Biotechnology Information. PubMed. Published December 22, 2022. Accessed May 9, 2023. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/36696189/

Thromboembolism in Pregnancy. ACOG: The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Acog.org. Practice Bulletin, Number 196. Published July 2018. Accessed May 9, 2023. https://www.acog.org/clinical/clinical-guidance/practice-bulletin/articles/2018/07/thromboembolism-in-pregnancy

Charting & Coding

2023 Emergency Department Evaluation and Management Guidelines. ACEP: American College of Emergency Physicians. Acep.org. Last Updated: October 2022. Accessed May 9, 2023. https://www.acep.org/administration/reimbursement/reimbursement-faqs/2023-ed-em-guidelines-faqs

American Medical Association. 2023 Emergency Medicine Coding Guide. MDCalc. Accessed May 9, 2023. https://www.mdcalc.com/calc/10454/2023-emergency-medicine-coding-guide

CPT Evaluation and Management (E/M) Code and Guideline Changes. AMA: American Medical Association. Ama-assn.org. Accessed May 9, 2023. https://www.ama-assn.org/system/files/2023-e-m-descriptors-guidelines.pdf

ICD-10-CM Coding for Social Determinants of Health. AHA: American Hospital Association – Advancing Health in America. Aha.org. Published January 2022. Accessed May 9, 2023. https://www.aha.org/system/files/2018-04/value-initiative-icd-10-code-social-determinants-of-health.pdf

Level of MDM (based on 2 of 3 elements of MDM) number and complexity of problems addressed. ACEP: American College of Emergency Physicians – Advancing Emergency Care. ERCODER. Acep.org. Accessed May 9, 2023. https://www.acep.org/siteassets/sites/acep/media/reimbursement/acep---2023-ed-mdm-grid.pdf

Recurring Sources

Center for Medical Education. Ccme.org. http://ccme.org

The Proceduralist. Theproceduralist.org. http://www.theproceduralist.org

The Procedural Pause. Emergency Medicine News. Lww.com. https://journals.lww.com/em-news/blog/theproceduralpause/pages/default.aspx

The Skeptics Guide to Emergency Medicine. Thesgem.com. http://www.thesgem.com

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