2019 was my first AAPC National Conference since 2008. Although there were many big changes since 2008, a few major differences I noticed particularly were that the size of attendance has quadrupled, and the education quality, as well as the food quality has gone up. One of the coolest additions to HEALTHCON since I first ...
In CMS
Aug 22nd, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) physician fee schedule proposed rule has some new Part B specific codes for Podiatry Evaluation and Management (E/M) services as well as some modification to Teaching Physician Attestation Rules for 2019. Changes to E/M Service Codes CMS has also proposed the addition of two podiatry E/M codes specific ...
Feb 13th, 2015
The Denver Post published an article about an Ohio podiatrist, Anthony Innocenzi, MD, who practiced medicine in Grand Junction, Colorado, and who pleaded guilty to Medicare fraud. The case is important, and should make providers pause and think, because it demonstrates that even a small amount of inappropriately obtained money can serve as the basis ...
Oct 20th, 2012
Understanding the process for auditing nail care services is not an easy task. Barbara J. Aung, CPMA, CSFAC, DPM, DABPM, CWS, CPMS breaks down the vital information needed for a successful audit in an article published by Advance for Health Information Professionals. “In order for you to audit the documentation for nail care, you must ...
Apr 1st, 2012
To keep designated health services in the clear, know Stark regulations and their exceptions. By Julie E. Chicoine, Esq., RN, CPC Physicians and their practices are undergoing increased government scrutiny with regard to their referrals and financial relationships for health care services. At the heart of this scrutiny lies the physician self-referral law, known as ...