Find-A-Code Focus Newsletter

2016 December Items


December 22, 2016 - By Evan M. Gwilliam DC MBA BS CPC NCICS CCPC CCCPC CPC-I MCS-P CPMA
Q: What is the ABN form used for? A: The Advanced Beneficiary Notice of Non-Coverage (ABN) is the Notice of Liability that is required to be provided to Medicare patients in the event that the service(s) rendered to them are expected to not be covered.  For example, the provider may... Read More

Excellence in Dentistry - 26th Annual Spring Break Seminar | April 27-29, 2017

December 20, 2016
 Visit to register today. For further information on Destin 2017, contact  Jennifer by email at or by phone at 1-800-DESTIN-7. We'll see you in Destin!... Read More

CMS Announces Update on Electronic Clinical Quality Measure (eCQM) Value Sets for 2017 Performance Period

December 19, 2016 - By CMS EHR Incentive Program
In response to your feedback and in recognition of the large volume of changes introduced into International Classification of Diseases (ICD)-10 in FY 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the National Library of Medicine (NLM) will update all impacted electronic clinical... Read More

The Quality Payment Program: Getting Paid for Value Instead of Volume

December 19, 2016 - By Evan M. Gwilliam, DC MBA BS CPC CCPC NCICS CPC-I CCCPC MCS-P CPMA CMQP Chief Revenue Officer of Find-A- Code
The government has become increasingly concerned with how they spend money in the healthcare sector. As part of the latest proposal to fix this, they passed the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). This law basically tries to reward providers more when they provide... Read More

The Importance of Time, Timelines, and Timing with Your Commercial Lease

December 15, 2016 - By Jeff Grandfield and Dale Willerton – The Lease Coach
Readers of our new book, Negotiating Commercial Leases & Renewals FOR DUMMIES, will learn (in part) that the leasing process can take differing amounts of time, depending on whether you’re opening your first or fifth location. You can discover a lot during your first few lease&nb... Read More

Product Wastage Documentation Requirements and Reporting- Using JW modifier

December 08, 2016
When using the JW modifier for Part B drug claims for discarded drugs and biologicals, any amount of wasted material should be clearly documented in the medical record with the following information.   Date, time, and location of treatment Approximate amount of product unit used App... Read More

Find-A-Code Add-ons Price Increases 2017!

December 05, 2016 - By Taylor Smith, Chief Customer Officer
Some Marketplace optional Add-on product prices are going up Jan 1st - but if you buy them now, you can lock in the lower rate! Read on to find out why and how.As you may already know, Find-A-Code has partnered with several 3rd parties to provide our clients with the most accurate and... Read More

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