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2017 March Articles


NAMAS Compliance Tip: Consultation or Transfer of Care, What are the Differences?

March 31, 2017 - By Dee DiMauro, CPC, COC, CPMA
Consultation or Transfer of Care, What are the Differences?   According to 2017 Current Procedural Terminology (CPT), a Consultation is a type of E&M service provided by a physician at the request of another physician or other appropriate source to either recommend care for a specific c... Read More

NAMAS LIVE Event: 2 Day E&M Auditing Boot Camp

March 29, 2017
Are you primarily an Evaluation & Management (E&M) auditor? Or, are you looking to advance into E&M auditing? Our next 2-day E&M Auditing BootCamp April 11 & 12 in Chicago is for you! During this bootcamp, our experienced instructor will dig into each component of E&a... Read More

What is NOT Included in the Global Package

March 28, 2017
Don’t lose out on revenue due to a misunderstanding of what you are allowed to bill that is not included in the global surgery payment. There are many services that may be billed and paid for separately. NOTE: The initial evaluation for minor surgical procedures and endoscopies are included i... Read More

The Global Period may not be what You Think!

March 28, 2017
It is important to know when a global period begins and ends, since understanding global periods can save you time and money. Knowing what is included in the global package is just as important, we will talk about that next week. Global periods can be located on the Additional Code Information page... Read More

What is Included in the Global Package?

March 28, 2017
Last week we talked about the timeframe of the global period, now we will address what is included in the global package. These are services included in the global surgery payment and cannot be billed in addition to the surgery. Next week we will talk about what is NOT included in the global package... Read More

5 Medical Beds That Will Give The Best Comfort To The Patient

March 21, 2017 - By Rachel Minahan
Source: https://pixabay.com/en/hospital-bed-doctor-surgery-1802679/ As a doctor, having a patient needs a long time care. We need to be responsible for all their needs and support that their body require. If you are an entrepreneur aside from being a doctor by profession and you’re thinking... Read More

2017 Reimbursement Guide for Dentistry

March 20, 2017
Attention Dental Practices! It is time to understand and prepare your staff for coding with ICD-10-CM. The ADA reports, “Arizona, Iowa, Maine, Michigan, and Nevada have at least some diagnostic code reporting requirements.”  The ADA notes, “Only Nevada Medicaid has across th... Read More

CNN: Health Care Providers Oppose GOP Bill to Repeal Obamacare

March 09, 2017
Washington (CNN) The nation's leading hospital and doctor groups are lining up against the Republican health care bill, saying they fear millions of Americans will lose coverage. The influential industry organizations, which helped the Affordable Care Act pass in 2010, are particularly wor... Read More

Thank you for a successful HIMSS!

March 06, 2017
Thank you to everyone that stopped by our booth at the HIMSS convention in Orlando. We loved meeting some of our loyal customers and seeing some new faces. We'll see you next year!... Read More

Penalties Under the False Claims Act Have Risen for the Second Time Within the Last 12 Months

March 03, 2017 - By NAMAS
The False Claims Act is the primary civil enforcement tool utilized by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to address false claims submitted to government programs and contracts by individuals and entities. The statute was first passed during the Civil War in 1863 in an effort to address the wr... Read More

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