May 1st, 2012
Weed through the guidance to properly append this commonly confused modifier. By G.J. Verhovshek, MA, CPC, and Rita Von Holtum, CPC-H Nearly 18 months since its introduction at the American Medical Association’s (AMA’s) 2010 CPT® Symposium, modifier 33 Preventive service continues to cause confusion. Here, we review eight quick tips that teach you when and ...
Mar 16th, 2012
Primary care physicians are ordering many unwarranted lung cancer screenings, U.S. News & World Report LP reports. The conclusions are based on the results of a questionnaire completed by nearly 1,000 internists and general practitioners, the majority of whom recommended lung screenings for asymptomatic patients. Experts currently do not recommend lung cancer screening for patients ...
Nov 30th, 2009
News of updated U.S. Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) guidelines for breast cancer screening for women hit the airwaves like a maelstrom over past weeks. New USPSTF guidelines now recommend women 50 years of age and older receive mammograms every two years. Previous recommendations were for women 40 years and older to receive mammograms every year. Mammography Coverage Remains As Is ...