Familiarity with this body part can serve you well in more ways than one. January being Thyroid Awareness Month, let’s take a few minutes to consider what can go wrong with this body part, and how to know when it’s time to see your physician. Naturally, we’ll throw in a little coding, too. Get to ...
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has released a new recommendation for obesity screening in children and adolescents. The USPSTF recommends that clinicians screen for obesity in children and adolescents 6 years and older, and offer or refer overweight individuals to comprehensive, intensive behavioral interventions to promote improvements in weight status. This recommendation is bas...
When staff is relaxed, you can breathe easy knowing they can concentrate on tasks at hand. Most of us working in the healthcare industry know the importance of employee wellness, but we do not always take the time to take care of ourselves, or encourage our staff to take care of themselves. Research shows that ...
In CMS
Jul 1st, 2011
June is “National Prevention and Wellness Month,” and CMS wants to see a greater number of Medicare beneficiaries taking advantage of preventive benefits, according to a June 20 press release. More than 5.5 million Americans with traditional Medicare (approximately 16 percent of Medicare beneficiaries) have already had one or more of the recommended preventive benefits now ...
In Billing
Feb 25th, 2011
A new provider resource article posted on UnitedHealthcareOnline explains how physicians submitting claims to SecureHorizons, UnitedHealthcare Medicare Complete or Evercare should code the initial preventive physical exam (IPPE) and annual wellness visits (AWVs) for their Medicare patients. In accordance with Medicare Part B policy, these plans entitle members to receive an IPPE within the first ...