Acute PTSD after Motor Vehicle Accident

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    Acute post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), also known as acute stress disorder (ASD), is characterized by anxiety, irritability, and intrusive thoughts of the trauma for up to a month after the trauma. Acute PTSD is well-known to occur after motor vehicle accidents with studies saying it occurs anywhere from 13% to 21% of cases. Acute PTSD and Stress Hormones Cortisol (core-tih-soul) […]

    Post-Concussion Syndrome After an Automobile Accident

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      Despite being invisible, concussions are serious injuries and should not be ignored. Concussions are frequently caused by moderate to severe trauma to the head. Due to the typical blunt force impacts associated with automobile, motorcycle, and bicycle accidents, the risk of obtaining a concussion is high if you are the victim of such an incident. If you are in […]

    CPT Codes and Medical Bills – Advocates Law

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    In a previous article, we discussed ICD codes and their purpose in medical coding. However, there’s another equally important coding system used by multiple medical providers. Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes are used to specify what type of treatment or procedure took place at the time of medical service. History of CPT Codes The American Medical Association (AMA) first developed CPT […]

    All about Health Insurance Part 2

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    In our previous article, we discussed important health insurance topics such as understanding deductibles and coinsurance. In part two we’ll go over two other important health insurance topics: copays and maximum out-of-pocket cost. There will also be some math to show you how health insurance calculates medical cost shared between the insurer and the insured. Copays A copay (also co-pay) […]

    All about Health Insurance Part 1

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    In the past few years, there has been a lot going on with health insurance. In Washington State we gained the Washington Health Plan Finder, an easy way to find affordable health coverage. However, the affordability is hotly debated, with US Senator Maria Cantwell wanting to bring back a Basic Health Plan for the working poor. Many in Washington State […]