BC Advantage - 2017 Issue 11

Coding and Billing Chronic Lyme Disease

Lyme disease awareness month is during May, at which time celebrities such as Kelly Osbourne and Alec Baldwin describe their personal stories with the disease.  While May is a good time to raise awareness of Lyme disease season, it is important to recognize that Lyme disease continues into other seasons. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID) currently recommend a 2-4 week course of oral antibiotics for treatment of Lyme disease. Many insurance carriers follow this guidance when it comes to treating the illness. This can be difficult when it...

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