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2019 July Items

Are These Problems Hurting Your Practice?

July 22, 2019 - By Wyn Staheli
No single article could possibly cover all the possible problems that could be encountered in your practice. However, it’s always a good idea to pay attention to problems that others are encountering to try and keep them from happening to you. The skills that make an individual a good prov... Read More

The Importance of Medical Necessity

July 18, 2019 - By Marge McQuade
ICD-10-CM codes represent the first line of defense when it comes to medical necessity. Correctly chosen diagnosis codes support the reason for the visit as well as the level of the E/M services provided. The issue of medical necessity is one of definitions and communication. What is obvious to th... Read More

When Can You Bill Orthosis Components Separately?

July 09, 2019 - By Wyn Staheli
It can be confusing to determine if a component or a particular feature is considered an integral part of an orthosis or if you can ask for separate payment. Obviously, the best way to determine that is to follow the specific payer's guidelines. The problem is that many payers don't have really good... Read More

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