Guixens Food Group Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Sulfites in La Marinera Brand Dried Yellow Potatoes

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Guixens Food Group, Inc., of Miami, FL, is voluntarily recalling its ten-ounce packages of La Marinera Brand Dried Yellow Potatoes because it may contain undeclared sulfites. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

The above-mentioned product was distributed to and available for purchase at retail supermarkets in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, California, and Tennessee.

NxtGen Botanicals Maeng Da Kratom by NGB Corp.: Recall - Possible Salmonella Contamination

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ISSUE: NGB Corp. of West Jordan, Utah is voluntarily recalling NxtGen Botanicals Maeng Da Kratom labeled bottles of encapsulated product because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

Voluntary Recall Notice of Happy Harvest Canned Spinach Due to Potential Undeclared Peanut Allergen from Product Mislabeling

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McCall Farms, Inc. is voluntarily recalling a limited amount of cases of Happy Harvest Spinach in 13.5 oz cans as a precautionary measure due to the potential presence of peanuts resulting from product mislabeling. This product may cause an allergic reaction in customers who have a peanut allergy.

In cooperation with ALDI, all affected product has been removed from its stores. ALDI is the only retailer with this product. The product was packaged in 13.5 oz cans with the lot code of A23IX. The best-by date is January 2021. The UPC code is 041498131289.

Initial Office Visit/Procedure

A new patient presented and the decision was made to do a matrixectomy at this visit. Can both an E/M service ( ie. 99202) and a CPT/procedure code (ie. 11750) be billed?
This is an ongoing issue with CMS and the commercial health insurance industry. Can an Initial E/M service be billed on the same encounter as a CPT code (ie. minor surgical procedure code)?
The answer is yes, but…

ALL CPT (Procedure) codes have an inherent E/M component.

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