Jim Pile, MD
Acute Bacterial Meningitis in Adults
September 1, 2005
Background Acute bacterial meningitis is an inflammation of the meninges, which results from bacterially mediated recruitment and activation of inflammatory cells in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). Bacterial meningitis was an almost invariably fatal disease at the start of the 20th century.
Navigating the Nuances of Consult Coding
March 1, 2005
Introduction Hospitalists often have questions related to coding for consultative services and subsequent hospital visits, especially when other specialists are managing the patient “concurrently.” If the hospitalist is practicing in a teaching hospital the guidelines can be yet more con