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By now, you probably know MACRA is an acronym for the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 — legislation that brought about physician payment reform and inspired the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS’) to create a new ...
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) released in September a final recommendation statement on screening for latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) in adults. The USPSTF last issued a recommendation on screening for tuberculosis in 1996. Sin...
Nothing in either the 1995 or 1997 E/M documentation guidelines state that you cannot count a single documented item in both the history and review of systems (ROS)—so called “double dipping.” Nothing in AMA/CPT® or Centers for Medicare &a...
When it comes to audit results, most compliance experts, providers, and coders worry about “overcoding,” or reporting a service or procedure not sufficiently supported by documentation. Although overcoding is definitely a problem—and one that can get ...
Ventilator technology has advanced in recent years, with the latest rage being a single device capable of treating multiple conditions. In one mode, it’s a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) device; in another mode, it’s a respiratory assist d...