In Coding
Feb 6th, 2015
Each spinal vertebra is linked to the vertebra above it and the vertebra below it by a pair of facet joints. These joints can be a source of back, neck, or extremity pain. The pain can be treated by injection into the facet joint. With the patient prone, and under fluoroscopic guidance, a needle is ...
Apr 1st, 2012
Part 1: Make room for the latest in CPT® coding. By Marvel J. Hammer, RN, CPC, CCS-P, PCS, ACS-PM, CHCO, and G.J. Verhovshek, MA, CPC CPT® 2012 brings important changes to pain management coding. In the first of this two-part series, we’ll: Review the revised coding guidelines for sacroiliac (SI) joint injection. Clarify the methodology ...
In Audit
Oct 1st, 2010
Inspector General Daniel R. Levinson testified Sept. 22 before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce’s  Subcommittee on Health about cutting waste, fraud, and abuse in Medicare and Medicaid. Improper payments and misaligned pay rates, particularly for durable medical equipment (DME), persist, Levinson told the subcommittee. OIG Posts Energy and Commerce DME Testimony was last modified: ...