Jun 17th, 2019
Never miss another education opportunity that offers AAPC-approved continuing education units (CEUs)! Look in the Knowledge Center for weekly announcements of upcoming events. Here’s what is available this week: Setting Your Business Up for MIPS Success in 2019 DATE: Tuesday, June 18 – 10 AM PT | 1 PM ET CUE Credit: 1.0 Cost: FREE In ...
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May 31st, 2019
Comments Off on Change to RT and LT Modifier Use
The Durable Medical Equipment Medicare Administrative Contractors (DME MAC) are changing the requirement that medical coders to use the right (RT) and left (LT) modifiers for certain HCPCS codes, and that the modifiers be used when billing two of the same item or accessory on the same date of service and the items are being ...
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May 29th, 2019
Comments Off on Is Your Provider Charging Patients Too Much?
Consumers overspent $18.5 billion on diagnostic imaging in 2017, according to a UnitedHealth Group (UHG) research brief, released May 23. The health insurer attributes the overspending to price gouging by some providers. Echocardiograms in 2017, for example, cost patients anywhere between $210 and $1,830, according to the brief. The average was $480, but UHG says ...
May 29th, 2019
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The Programs of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) recently got a boost from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) final rule that modernizes the program to the “latest standards of in caring for PACE participants.” PACE Serves 45,000 PACE provides comprehensive medical and social services to certain frail, older folks who qualify ...
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May 23rd, 2019
Comments Off on Time to Step Up ICD-10 Excludes Education for Providers
By Rebecca Caux-Harry, BFA, CPC One of the many benefits of working for a nation-wide company, such as 3M Health Information Systems, is visibility into payer actions from coast to coast. Many customers send us comments about payer actions and ask if we can help with some of the issues. This is an extremely valuable ...