Conflict arises in 2015 when Medicare coverage doesn’t align with CDC recommendations. By Susan Theuns, PA-C, CPC, CHC Coding pneumonia vaccine immunization for Medicare beneficiaries age 65 and over is tricky. Recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations and Medicare coverage guidelines do not align, causing discrepancy between what the healthcare provider may ...
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Apr 1st, 2014
The process is fairly simple, but it requires time, analysis, and research. By Susan Theuns, PA-C, CPC, CHC ICD-10 implementation is approaching, and many practices are relying on vendors to make sure all of the pieces are in place to “go live.” But what if they aren’t ready? For practices using manual superbills/encounter forms, a ...
Sep 1st, 2008
Incident-to and Shared Services from the Provider Prospective By Susan Theuns, PA-C, CPC, CHC In recent years, the industry renamed “mid-level providers” “non-physician providers” (NPPs). NPPs are chiefly certified registered nurse practitioners (CRNPs or NPs) and physician assistants–certified (PA-Cs). There are also clinical nurse specialists (CNS) who are considered NPPs as well as nurse midwiv...