May 1st, 2013
HHS says patients shouldn’t pay for polyp removal during screen-ings. By G.J. Verhovshek, MA, CPC The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) has instructed insurers not to impose cost sharing on those patients who have polyps removed as a result of a covered screening colonoscopy. The guidance is a potential boon to patients, ...
May 1st, 2012
With a trend moving toward hospital care, consider chargemaster basics. By Dorothy Steed, CPA, CPC-H, CPC-I, CEMC, CFPC, CPMA, CHCC, CPUM, CPUR, CPHM, CCS-P, ACS-OP, RCC, RMC As more physicians head under the hospital umbrella to furnish cost-effective care, opportunities are opening for coders in the facility environment. Your doctor may be considering a move ...
Jun 11th, 2010
New guidelines from the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) back the American College of Gastroenterology’s recently updated practice guidelines for colorectal cancer screening in African Americans beginning at age 45. Other minority groups, such as Hispanics and Native Americans, also are recommended for early detection. ASGE Recommends Widening Scope for GI Screenings was last ...