News & Analysis

October 12, 2018
Medicare Web

Q: I know the -X{EPSU} modifiers are not yet required by CMS, but in what instance would modifier -XU (unusual non-overlapping service, the use of a service that is distinct because it does not overlap usual components of the main service) be justified instead of modifier -59 (distinct procedural service)?

October 11, 2018
Medicare Web

Q: When I returned to work after being out for a month on short-term disability, I was disciplined because of my doctor's excuse, which I only gave to medical but somehow was released to the human resources (HR) department. Could this release of my medical information to HR be a HIPAA violation?

October 10, 2018
Medicare Web

Q: Do you have any advice or tools for screening patients for depression?

October 8, 2018
Medicare Web

Q: We're seeing an increase in the volume of medical record requests from external auditors. How can we ensure that the information in the records is accurate, timely, and available to meet auditors' demands?

October 5, 2018
Medicare Web

Q: Can I bill a global surgical package for a patient who transferred from another practice very early in her pregnancy?

October 4, 2018
Medicare Web

Q: I went to a clinic and they asked to scan my driver’s license. They told me it was federal law and that I could not keep my appointment if I did not let them scan it. Were they right?