Please call us any time – 24 x 7 x 365 – with questions, comments, or requests for supporting literature. Since 2010, endocrinologists (both practitioners and researchers) have been frustrated at their inability to reach Primary Care Providers with the simple message: “Most of your patients are mildly iodine deficient. Iodine supplementation is necessary because of the lack of iodine in incidental sources (milk, vegetables, meats), in dosed sources (iodized salt) and because of competing environmental halogens – chlorine and fluoride in drinking water, toothpaste, perchlorate in groundwater – which disallow iodine uptake via NIS (sodium iodine symporter) structures throughout the body.”
Simple solution: Provide a modest iodine supplement for patients, while reducing their sodium intake.
ICD10-CM E63.9 (grouped in MS-DRG v34.0)
640/641: Office visit billing: “Misc. disorders of nutrition, metabolism fluids and electrolytes with/without complications or co-morbidity”
CPT Billing Code: A9150 (non-prescription drugs)
HCPCS Prenatal Code: S0197 (for OB/GYNS)