Author "Stacy Chaplain"

By Stacy Chaplain
In Billing
Jul 19th, 2019
An Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment System (ASC PS) update that took effect July 1, 2019, changes billing instructions for various payment policies and codes. Here is what you need to know to properly bill Medicare for these services and supplies. ...
By Stacy Chaplain
In Billing
Jul 17th, 2019
A new Medicare program aims to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes (T2DM) in patients 60 and older by 71 percent. The goal of the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP), rolled out last year by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (...
By Stacy Chaplain
In Billing
Jul 12th, 2019
UnitedHealthcare, one of nation’s leading health plans, will provide coverage for Inspire, Inc.’s novel obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) therapy starting in August. This determination comes almost one year to the day after Aetna agreed to cover Inspire’s...
By Stacy Chaplain
Jul 10th, 2019
A whistleblower lawsuit alleges the University of Chicago Medicine shared hundreds of thousands of medical records with Google that retained identifiable information. Chicago-based law firm Edelson PC filed on behalf of a former patient and claiming t...
By Stacy Chaplain
In Coding
Jul 3rd, 2019
Hypnosis is one of the world’s oldest sciences. It has existed, in one form or another, as long as records have been kept. Hypnosis, also referred to as hypnotherapy or hypnotic suggestion, is a trance-like state in which you have heightened focus and...