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: 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?
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?
This week’s Medicare updates include information on submitting claims to Medicare for beneficiaries in Florida affected by Hurricane Irma; annual HCPCS updates for SNFs; FY 2018 IPPS and LTCH PPS updates; and more!
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.
Taking today’s challenges head on will demonstrate the HIM professional’s ability to adapt to a changing landscape and provide its organization with a reduction in operating costs and the provision of superior service.
The Office of Inspector General found CMS improperly awarded an estimated $4.6 million in reimbursement for immunosuppressive drugs billed with modifier -KX (requirements specified in the medical policy have been met). The OIG also said CMS should revise guidance on modifier -KX because current guidance is confusing and contradictory.