In Billing
May 22nd, 2018
If you don’t think there is a need for more research on medicinal marijuana, just turn to Parkinson’s disease (PD) patients: cannabis gives them hope of subsiding tremors and alleviating dyskinesia. For example, there is Rochester, New York’s Frank DeBlase, a 51-year-old who has been battling Parkinson’s for 17 years, has undergone brain surgery for ...
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
Jul 6th, 2010
Updates to CPT® Category II codes posted July 2 on the American Medical Association (AMA) website include several new codes, revised short and medium code descriptors, and revisions to the Index of Alphabetic Clinical Topics. These updates, released July 1, will be implemented Oct. 1 and will appear in CPT® 2011. Several new codes were added for reporting Parkinson’s disease. ...