The fiscal year (FY) 2018 IPPS final rule included updates to payment rates and quality initiatives, as well as an ample amount of code changes and updates to ICD-10-PCS non-operating room (OR) to OR code designations.
Healthcare organizations searching for the best way to protect key assets and patient data might have difficulty sifting through everything that is available. One option that stands out is CrowdStrike.
Q: I'm looking for clarification on how to bill for CPT code 77263 (therapeutic radiology treatment planning; complex). Can it be billed with the initial consultulation or should it be billed separately and before the simulation occurs?
If you’re stressed out, you might be tempted to reach for a glass of wine or a carton of ice cream, but there are more positive ways to manage your stress. Below is a list of healthy strategies from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Q: Patients often think of questions as they’re being escorted to the lobby. If the patient asks a question in the lobby, is it acceptable to answer the patient there, or should we ask him or her to step back into an exam room?
A majority (57%) of healthcare payers and providers believe predictive analytics will save their organizations 15% or more over the next five years, according to a 2017 Predictive Analytics in Healthcare Trend Forecast by the Society of Actuaries. Despite the potential for savings, there are several roadblocks in the way.