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Myth Buster: Get Ahead of MPFS 2017 Inspection of 0-Day Global Codes With Mod 25

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

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A previous post about the 2017 physician fee schedule mentioned that the proposed rule lists 83 services with 0-day globals to review because of the large number of same-day E/Ms being reported with those codes. If that news got your codey-sense tingling, defeat your audit fears by busting these troublemaking myths. But first: Speaking of […]

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How Will Changes to the Physician Fee Schedule Affect Your Practice?

Friday, June 10, 2016

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Did you remember to check the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Database (MPFSDB) for July? CMS implements the changes on July 5, 2016, but some of the changes will be effective back to Jan. 1, 2016. Check Out Key Changes in July Update CMS requires Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) to amend payment files to conform with […]

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Getting Paid for Your Non-Physician Practitioner’s Services With Incident-To Billing

Friday, April 29, 2016

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As the number of physicians shrinks and the demand for healthcare expands, practices seek solutions to their patient care needs — and many have found it by hiring non-physician practitioners, or NPPs. Physician assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs) fill the gaps caused by physician shortages in primary care. In fact, a recent Brandeis University […]

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