Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods, Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Organic Amaranth Flour (22 Oz.) Because of Possible Health Risk


Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods is voluntarily recalling 2,099 cases of Organic Amaranth Flour (22 oz.), after recent testing revealed the presence of Salmonella in a single LOT of Organic Amaranth Flour (22 oz.) with a Sell By date of Nov. 26, 2015.

Seabear Company Issues a Voluntary Recall of Cold Smoked Wild Coho Salmon Lox Because of Possible Health Risk


Seabear Company of Anacortes, Washington is voluntarily recalling 1,225/ 3 oz. units of Cold Smoked Wild Coho Salmon Lox, Gerard & Dominique Seafoods brand, affected lot # CSCO-17339, Pack Date 17-340, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium which can cause life-threatening illness or death. Consumers are warned not to use the product even if it does not look or smell spoiled.

Voluntary Recall of Certain Golden Flake, Good Health, UTZ and Weis Brand Tortilla Chips Because of Possible Milk Allergen


Hanover, PA – Utz® Quality Foods, LLC, is voluntarily recalling select expiration dates of some Golden Flake, Good Health, Utz and Weis Brand Tortilla Chip items due to potential contamination of undeclared milk allergen. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

Which E&M code to use for place of service 34?

“I was asked to see a patient who qualifies for at risk foot care due to end stage renal disease, but who is in hospice for complications related to the renal disease. Am I allowed to bill Medicare using the GW modifier? And if so, which E&M code should I use for place of service 34? The care was provided in an actual hospice facility, the staff there call it a “palliative care” facility. I’m thinking code 99221 would be appropriate as the lowest possible inpatient code, but it requires a detailed level exam and HPI which is above the level I provided.

Diabetic Shoes

“We are experiencing more difficulty with Medicare on approving our requests for diabetic shoes. There has been rejection of signed notes from MD offices if signed by a nurse practitioner, documents that do not specifically mention the patients’ need for shoes, notes that must be generated in the last three months and many others documentation problems. Our staff has spent a great deal of time on the phone, e-mail and through letters trying to get answers but it seems the answers are different depending on who and when we talk with them.


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