The highly acclaimed, CEU-approved national online healthcare publication BC Advantage 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. The article titled “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.

Authored by the company’s Senior Solutions Manager, Meghann Drella, CPC, the cover story provides a comprehensive overview of breast cancer, the most commonly occurring cancer and the second most fatal cancer in women, October is observed as “National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM)” in the United States every year. This article highlights the month-long NBCAM campaign which garnered significant support for breast cancer awareness and research funding, and thereby created advances in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer.

While highlighting the importance of Breast Cancer awareness month, the author has 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. Most importantly, this article discusses how physicians can code breast cancer using the right medical codes and lists out the CPT/HCPCS codes to report screening mammography.

For more than 15 years, OSI has been successfully providing accurate medical billing, coding, and insurance verification services to the healthcare industry. 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.

Along with this article, another article by OSI titled “September is World Alzheimer’s Month” has also been published in this edition. Written by the company’s Senior Group Manager, Natalie Tornese, CPC, the article discusses the importance of observing World Alzheimer’s Month – which is observed every year in September – as it provides the opportunity to raise awareness about the condition and challenge the stigma that surrounds it. The article focuses on the prevalence and incidence of the disease, its causes, risk factors, signs, symptoms, challenges in diagnosing Alzheimer’s Disease, and its treatment. Also, you would get a chance to know more about documenting and coding Alzheimer’s disease and dementia (which is coded separately from Alzheimer’s disease) in this article.

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.

To provide customized solutions for all medical specialties, OSI leverages its medical billing and coding expertise. Their 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.

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