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Costs & Coping

The true cost of living with endometriosis

Costs & Coping: Table of Contents
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Coding considerations in investigating chronic pelvic pain

Coding considerations in investigating chronic pelvic pain Clear documentation identifying specific nonsurgical treatment and time spent is critical to reimbursement BY Melanie Witt, RN, MA Nonsurgical interventions for chronic pelvic pain may include evaluation and...

Helping patients through the bureaucracy

Helping patients through the bureaucracy BY CHRISTINE KILGORE A confluence of factors that limit insurance coverage of laparoscopic endometriosis excision surgery has left patients – and sometimes the physicians who perform these often complex and lengthy surgeries –...

Who sets the agenda in endometriosis?

Who sets the agenda in endometriosis? New efforts aim to put the patient at the center of research and treatment TEXT BY KARI OAKES VIDEO BY M. ALEXANDER OTTO Patient-centered care isn’t just a buzz word any more, especially when it comes to chronic illness. At a...

Low payments for excision surgery frustrate physicians, patients

Low payments for excision surgery frustrate physicians, patients BY ALICIA GALLEGOS As Jeff Arrington, MD, became known for performing advanced endometriosis excisions, patients from across the country and beyond the United States began flooding his Ogden, Utah,...

Costs mount with missed diagnosis, infertility

Costs mount with missed diagnosis, infertility From pricey procedures to lost livelihoods, the financial cost of endometriosis is high but the emotional and physical toll that the condition takes on women may be even greater. BY ALICIA GALLEGOS Shortly after they got...