Researchers in Australia and Brazil have concluded that the “best medicine” to combat low back pain is exercise, NPR reports. Chris Maher, who worked with others to review data from 21 studies from around the world, commented, “What we do understand about the back it that the more you use it, the more likely you ...
Stay healthy at your desk by using postures that stimulate immunity.As the winter months begin, so does the cold and flu season. When a staff member is sick, the germs spread quickly and before you know it the absence list is a mile long. We can all take precautions to help stay healthy this winter. ...
Apr 1st, 2013
By Penny Osmon Bahr, BA, CPC, CPC-I, CHC, PCS The 2013 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) final rule makes several changes to the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS). Providers who begin reporting now in accordance with these changes stand to gain incentive payments, while those who don’t will soon suffer economic consequences. Incentives: The Good, ...
In Coding
Jan 13th, 2012
A unique program in Oregon between an employer and caregivers is reaping benefits. Peter Cady, severe back pain spasm sufferer who spent 12 hours a day on his feet, was fed up with seeking medical help. By the time he could be seen by a referred specialist, the spasms would usually be gone. Fortunately, collaborative efforts were ...
Feb 1st, 2011
Big changes to PQRI in 2011 put pay for performance in the spotlight. By Penny Osmon, BA, CPC, CPCI, CHC, PCS Updates to the Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI) signal that the shift from pay for reporting to pay-for-performance has begun. The 2011 Physician Fee Schedule final rule, issued Nov. 2, 2010 by the Centers ...