BC Advantage, the highly acclaimed, CEU-approved national online healthcare publication has published two of Outsource Strategies International (OSI)’s articles titled “September is World Alzheimer’s Month” and “October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Promote Awareness about Breast Health” in its Sept / Oct 2021 | Issue 16.5. “October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Promote Awareness about Breast Health” is also featured as the cover story in this edition. Outsource Strategies International is a reputable medical billing and coding company that stays abreast with all happenings in the medical community, and is known to make timely contributions in the form of articles and blogs on medical billing and coding as well as other interesting developments in the field of medicine.

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The cover story that was authored by the company’s Senior Solutions Manager, Meghann Drella, CPC, provides a comprehensive overview of breast cancer, the most commonly occurring cancer and the second most fatal cancer in women. The article mainly focuses on why October is observed as “National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM)” in the United States every year. The article highlighted that the month-long NBCAM campaign garnered significant support for breast cancer awareness and research funding – and thereby created advances in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer – which brought about substantial increase in breast cancer survival rates, while the death rates associated with the condition have steadily declined. The author also focused on details such as the prevalence of this deadly disease, as per reports from BreastCancer.org; its causes and risk factors; different types of breast cancer; stages of breast cancer; identifying the signs and symptoms and how to prevent this cancer by early detection, diagnosis, and treatment. Importantly, this article discusses how physicians can code breast cancer using the right medical codes. You also get to know the CPT/HCPCS Codes to Report Screening Mammography.

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The other article, “September is World Alzheimer’s Month” discusses the importance of observing World Alzheimer’s Month – observed every year in September – which provides the opportunity to raise awareness about the condition and challenge the stigma that surrounds it. You can read about the prevalence and incidence of the disease, its causes, risk factors, signs, symptoms, challenges in diagnosing Alzheimer’s and its treatment. Information about documenting and coding Alzheimer’s disease and dementia (which is coded separately from Alzheimer’s disease) also find space in this article.

OSI has been successfully providing accurate medical billing, coding, and insurance verification services to the healthcare industry for more than 15 years. The company’s AAPC-certified coders have a strong understanding of ICD-10-CM and CPT requirements and procedures, and stay up-to-date with coding changes, payer-specific documentation requirements, and state and federal regulations.

“As a company that has been providing medical billing, coding and other support functions such as insurance verifications and authorizations for medical offices in the USA for more than 15 years, we are proud of our accomplishments. Getting featured on BC Advantage Magazine validates our company’s culture of hard work and customer service,” says Rajeev Rajagopal, President of Managed Outsource Solutions.

Earlier too, OSI’s articles “March Is Multiple Sclerosis Education and Awareness Month”, “September is Rheumatic Disease Awareness Month”, and “How the COVID-19 Pandemic has Affected Mental Health” had appeared as cover stories in BC Advantage Magazine.

OSI strives to leverage its medical billing and coding expertise to provide customized solutions for all medical specialties. Our experience and expertise have been continuously recognized and featured by BC Advantage Magazine, the largest independent resource provider in the industry for medical coders and billers, healthcare auditors, practice managers, compliance officers, and clinical documentation experts.

For more information about Outsource Strategies International, please visit: www.outsourcestrategies.com.