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    PI Email Alert - Jan. 6, 2017
In This Issue
Coding & Billing Updates for Spinal X-Rays

Notes from Sam Collins:
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  • 72010 AP & lateral full spine
  • 72069 thoracolumbar standing - scoliosis
  • 72090 scoliosis supine & erect studies
  • 72081 entire thoracic & lumbar + scoliosis evaluation - one view
  • 72082 same as above - 2-3 views
  • 72083 same as above - 4-5 views
  • 72084 same as above - 6 views
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Early Symptoms Often Predict Future Outcome
Chiropractic and medical experts maintain that documenting key early symptoms are crucial to build a strong credible case.
Examples of proving up early symptoms are:
  • Bleeding, cuts or lacerations
  • Immediate sharp pain
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Swelling of tissue
  • Disorientation
  • Bruising
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Instability
  • Antalgic gait
Means to prove these symptoms are: 
  • Notations of pain in police report
  • Ambulance report
  • CRUCIAL: ER records
  • First history by treating doctor
Many potentially large recoveries are lost without checking these fundamentals.


San Bernardino County-CCA District
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
2hr. Mandated CE (Ethics & Law)

All doctors are welcome to join us

For questions, email: John Tawlian.
Insurers Instruct Adjusters to Select Final Prognosis Codes that Lower Settlements

Colossus bases the prognosis on the degree of "Reasonable Medical Probability" [RMP] Colossus does not recognize terms as: Good, Fair, Guarded, Clinically Unstable.
However, if the medical records show the degree of RMP is greater than 51% then the prognosis would have to lead to a higher recommended settlement value.

  • Assign a prognosis to each INDIVIDUAL body part involved--NOT an overall prognosis
  • Establish which of the diagnoses' meets the 51% RMP requirement of need for future care.
  • Place the injury types in the applicable "Injury Severity Grade" category 1-5 and assign its future care requirement according to the care requirements for that grade injury.
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