Feb 8th, 2018
The Office of Inspector General’s (OIG) ongoing target of opioid fraud and abuse of taxpayer’s money will continue as the U.S. opioid crisis continues. The latest takedown was Rodney Moret, MD, age 67, who was sentenced to “75 months’ imprisonment for participating in conspiracies to distribute prescription pills illegally and to defraud,” according to the ...
Jun 1st, 2012
Before you code, know its basics. By Brenda Edwards, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CEMC When it comes to procedure coding, radiology is a world of its own, unlike either evaluation and management (E/M) encounters or surgery. If you are unfamiliar with radiology, here are some basic things to know before you code. Learn the Language It ...
Oct 19th, 2009
Prescribers and pharmacists should be alert for potential dosing errors with Tamiflu for oral suspension. The dosing dispenser packaged with Tamiflu has markings only in 30, 45, and 60 mg, whereas health care providers usually write prescriptions for liquid medicines in milliliters (mL) or teaspoons. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has received reports of errors where ...
In CMS
Jun 1st, 2009
Is your practice billing the number of services for Allergy Immunotherapy CPT® code 95165 Professional services for the supervision of preparation and provision of antigens for allergen immunotherapy; single or multiple antigens (specify number of doses) correctly? The Comprehensive Error Rate Testing (CERT) Payment Safeguard contractor, AdvanceMed, seems to think not, and has put Medicare ...