In Billing
Jul 2nd, 2018
The only case when time may be used as the overriding factor in determining an evaluation and management (E/M) level is when counseling and/or coordinating care dominates the encounter, which means that the time expended on counseling and/or coordinating care exceeds 50 percent of the total encounter time. This applies to non-time-controlled E/M services that ...
Apr 26th, 2018
The Trump administration is drafting plans to undo the Obama administration’s Affordable Care Act (ACA) rule preventing doctors, healthcare organizations, and health insurance companies from discriminating against transgender people. If the Trump administration’s rollback gets passed, it could potentially open the way for clinical staff to turn away a transgender individual from receiving medical a...
Dec 18th, 2017
A recent American Medical Association (AMA) study indicates 83 percent of physicians interviewed had experienced a cyber-attack of some sort. The study of 1300 physicians was conducted by the physicians association in concert with Accenture. AMA said the the data provide “new depth to the discussion on how best to in a complex healthcare system ...
In Billing
Jun 22nd, 2017
A new video and step-by-step guide developed by the American Medical Association walks physician practices through the steps they need to take, by Oct. 2, to meet the minimum reporting requirement for this first performance year of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). AMA Makes MIPS Look Easy was last modified: June 26th, 2017 by Renee Dustman...
CPT® 2017 introduces new codes to capture new vaccines. The influenza virus is not a single entity, but an ever adapting “family” of viruses. To keep pace, researchers must constantly develop new vaccines, and CPT® must periodically update the codes used to report those vaccines. For 2017, CPT® introduces one vaccine code, and revises the ...