For coders and clinical documentation improvement (CDI) specialists, the nuances and changes regarding coding superbug infections remain as dynamic as the pathogens themselves. Medication resistance, and especially antibiotic resistance, can be a challenging issue in the coding world.The bacteria in question include enterococcus, staphylococcus, klebsiella, acinetobacter, pseudomonas, and enterobacter. In…
In its recent outbreak, the Zika virus, a mosquito-borne illness, has spread to more than 20 countries in South and Central America since May 2015. During a Feb. 1 news conference, Dr. Margaret Chan, director general of the World Health Organization (WHO), acknowledged just how serious the situation has become,…
EDITOR’S NOTE: President Barack Obama is asking Congress for more than $1.8 billion in emergency funding to combat the Zika virus here and abroad it was announced yesterday,  We have a code!
There have been several articles published recently about the latest public health crisis to attract the world’s attention: the Zika virus, which is currently spreading in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean.