Author "Brad Ericson"

By Brad Ericson
In CMS
Dec 10th, 2018
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...
By Brad Ericson
Dec 4th, 2018
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...
By Brad Ericson
In CMS
Dec 3rd, 2018
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...
By Brad Ericson
In Billing
Nov 28th, 2018
A new tool that displays cost differences for certain surgical procedures was recently released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and it may help medical coders and their providers help patients better choose whether to have ...
By Brad Ericson
In CMS
Nov 13th, 2018
Proton therapy has been a tough sell for payers, but recent $25 million Oklahoma decision against Aetna may make them reconsider coverage for the spreading radiation therapy technique. Proton Tx Considered Best Choice According to the Associated Press...