As Cuts Loom, Should You Switch to Digital Radiography?

By | 2017, Coding and Auditing, Regulatory Compliance
As Cuts Loom, Should You Switch to Digital Radiography? By Andy Oterson National Account Manager at Henry Schein Medical. Last year, Congress passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, which includes reductions in reimbursements for imaging performed with analog X-ray and computed radiology systems, beginning in 2017 and beyond. Medicare will begin to reduce payments by 20% on analog...
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Could 2018 Forever Change E/M Coding and Documentation?

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Could 2018 Forever Change E/M Coding and Documentation? By Grant Huang, CPC, CPMA Director of Content at DoctorsManagement. The most fundamental rules for documenting and coding evaluation and management (E/M) services could see a major change in 2018 under provisions in Medicare’s Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule for next year. These changes could include simply...
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Repeal Efforts: Will Obamacare ‘Implode’ as Trump Predicts?

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Repeal Efforts: Will Obamacare ‘Implode’ as Trump Predicts? By Grant Huang, CPC, CPMA Director of Content at DoctorsManagement. Efforts to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have ended with no clear path to a second attempt, while Congressional Republicans seem uninterested in reviving them. But without any action from Congress, could the ACA “implode” on...
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Medicare Makes Changes to the Appeals Process

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Medicare Makes Changes to the Appeals Process By Sean Weiss, CPC, CPMA, CHC, CEMA, CMCO, CPMA, CPC-P, CPC Partner, Vice President of Compliance   On June 29th The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) issued the Medicare Program: “Changes to the Medicare Claims and Entitlement, Medicare Advantage and Organization Determination, and Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage...
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HHS: Healthcare Cybersecurity In ‘Critical’ Condition

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HHS: Healthcare Cybersecurity In ‘Critical’ Condition By Grant Huang, CPC, CPMA, Director of Content at DoctorsMangement   The nation’s healthcare provider organizations are at greater risk of cybersecurity breaches than any other type of organization, according to a highly-anticipated HHS report on the state of cybersecurity across the industry. Entitled “Report on Improving Cybersecurity in...
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