In CMS
Aug 20th, 2010
By G. John Verhovshek, MA, CPC Certain circumstances call for practices to discard unused portions of drugs. For instance, Botox® (onabotulinumtoxin A) currently has a shelf life of only four hours when reconstituted. If the entire vial isn’t used within that time, the only option is to discard the remaining supply. This waste is not ...
Apr 1st, 2008
By Vicki Fry, MS, MBA To simplify chargemaster maintenance let’s focus on three key issues in each hospital department: correct, complete, and compliant coding (aka the three Cs). Periodic chargemaster reviews systematically verify that the correct HCPCS Level II and CPT® codes are assigned to each line-item, they make sure the departments have a complete ...