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Besides being a time for giving and promoting peace on earth, December is the month of holiday preparation, gathering with loved ones, and celebrating. With so many festivities and too much holiday hustle and bustle, accidents happen. here are some ...
Effective March 16, 2018, Medicare will cover diagnostic laboratory tests using next generation sequencing (NGS) when ordered by a treating physician and performed in a Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) certified lab. Other specific r...
Here’s a hot-off-the-press update from CMS for those who are involved with telehealth—and specifically, telehealth stroke services. Just released, MLN Matters Number: MM11043 (Revision of Definition of the Physician Supervision of Diagnostic Procedur...
The 2019 HCPCS Level II code set includes an unusual nine new modifiers that help medical coders and billers accurately report services recently adopted or changed by Medicare. Some are already effective; others are effective January 1, 2019. Modifier...
What Does it Take to Get Paid? AMA Morning Rounds (Dec. 5, Henry) discusses remote patient monitoring (RPM) and the “pitfalls you will want to avoid” as your practice implements this latest telehealth service. The article discusses three “pitfalls” to...
U.S. hospitals that are putting quality over quantity will fare well next year for their efforts. Out of  approximately 2,800 hospitals across the country, more than 1,550 will see an increase in their 2019 Medicare payments. For the rest? Well, the n...
Ever wonder if people really stand up at weddings when the pastor asks if there is anybody who believes the couple shouldn’t get married? Judge Richard Leon just did that when he interrupted CVS and Aetna’s $70 billion merger. Leon, accord...
If you’re interested in improving your hospice’s quality reporting, the December 13 webinar, “Update to Public reporting in Fiscal Year 2019: Hospice Comprehensive Assessment Measure and Data Correction Deadlines” is just right for you. Hospice Webina...
With the upcoming new year, we’ll have a change in officers, and new officers bring new enthusiasm to the chapters. As an outgoing officer, we request that you share pertinent information the new officers need to know. Don’t assume that because they a...
  • By Marti Johnson
  • In Local Chapter Officers
  • Dec 3rd, 2018
  • Comments Off on 4th Quarter Payment to Local Chapters
The 4th quarter payment to local chapters covers meetings held and exams hosted in the 4th quarter of the year, which are the months of October, November and December. Once the quarter is ended, AAPC will figure the amounts owed to the chapters, and t...