Author "Bruce Pegg"

By Bruce Pegg
In Coding
Apr 1st, 2020
Certain telemedicine services are already covered under the Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) when provided to Medicare patients in accordance with regulations. In response to the public health emergency (PHE) for the COVID-19 pandemic, the Centers for Med...
By Bruce Pegg
Mar 18th, 2020
Your frequently asked questions, answered. In a previous post in the AAPC Knowledge Center, we noted that, on March 17, 2020, Medicare relaxed its telehealth regulations to facilitate healthcare for the elderly and others affected by the COVID-19 pand...
By Bruce Pegg
Feb 26th, 2020
On Dec. 31, 2019, as many of us here in the U.S. were celebrating New Year’s Eve, a pandemic quietly began in the Chinese province of Hubei. First identified in Wuhan, the provincial capital, coronavirus (more accurately known as COVID-19 or 2019-nCo...
By Bruce Pegg
Jan 31st, 2020
At some point during the late 1980s or early 1990s — I forget the exact year — someone bought a small, beige, plastic box into the office I was working in and placed it on my desk. I immediately began using it to write articles and other documents tha...
By Bruce Pegg
Jan 30th, 2020
What is referential matching? Is it: a.) A form of online dating? b.) A way to bring together a reference librarian and a reader? c.) A way to organize partners for a tennis game? d.) A way to bring together all pieces of patient’s medical information...