What is Compression Therapy?

Graduated compression therapy is an effective treatment for venous disease by compressing the surface veins, decreasing their diameter, and forcing blood into to the deep venous system.  Research has proven that when compression is used to treat medical disease such as varicose veins and leg swelling, it should be at least 20 to 30 mmHg […]

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What is ICD-10 and Why are Insurance Claims Being Denied…

By Jill Buterbaugh, RN, MSN, CRNP, FNP-BC On October 1, 2015, the World Health Organization which our government is part of, mandated that all medical diagnosis must be given a code compliant with International Classification of Disease (ICD), 10th edition.  Before October, all health care providers and insurance companies in the United States used ICD 9th edition to […]

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What Can I Do to Prevent Skin Discoloration After Procedures?

By Jill Buterbaugh, RN, MSN, CRNP, FNP-BC Endovenous ablation and sclerotherapy often result in some hyperpigmentation or brown discoloration of the skin for several weeks after the procedure.  In rare cases, discoloration may be permanent but in most cases it does resolve although sometimes it can take up to a year to completely fade. Hyperpigmentation […]

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