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AAD Clinical Guidelines

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AAD Quality Measures

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The Dermatologist Journal

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Drugs and Biologicals Pub-100 Ch 17

Drugs and Biologicals Pub-100 Ch 17

Billing Requirements for OPPS

Billing Requirements for OPPS Providers with Multiple Service Locations

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Medical ID Theft

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Medical ID Theft "So, do you guys think you can do something with that?" John asked angrily at our first meeting with him in August 2017 as he slammed a stack of medical bills, EOBs and collection letters - three inches high - down in front of my partner and I. ...

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The OIG Work Plan: What Is It and Why Should I Care?

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The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) founded its Office of Inspector General (OIG) in 1976 and tasked it with the responsibility to combat waste, fraud, and abuse within Medicare, Medicaid, and the other HHS programs. With approximately 1,600 employees, HHS OIG is the largest inspector general's office within ...

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5 Ways to Minimize HIPAA Liabilities

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Last year was historic for HIPAA enforcement. The HHS Office of Civil Rights collected a record $23.5 million in settlements and judgments against providers guilty of HIPAA violations. To avoid becoming part of that unwanted statistic, it’s important to pay extra close attention to five key areas of HIPAA vulnerability. Take ...

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Nine New Codes for Fine Needle Aspirations (FNA) in 2019

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If your practice performs a lot of fine needle aspirations (FNA), you probably have the code options memorized (10021 without image guidance and 10022 with image guidance). However, the 2019 CPT codes now include nine (9) new FNA codes (10004-10012), one deleted FNA code (10022) and one revised FNA code ...

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Wolters Kluwer Drug Pricing

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Wolters Kluwer provides unit and package pricing for multiple drug price types: Average Wholesale Price (AWP), Wholesale Acquisition Cost (WAC), Direct Price (DP), Manufacturer's Suggested Wholesale Price (SWP), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Federal Upper Limit (CMS FUL), Average Average Wholesale Price (AAWP), Generic Equivalent Average Price (GEAP). Average...

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The Proper Way to Report Surgical Modifiers

Applying the wrong modifier to a surgical procedure can cause a claim to deny or put you at risk of over-payment and accusations of fraud and abuse. Join Aimee as she demonstrates the proper use of surgical modifiers.

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The Proper Way to Report Modifiers

Modifier 25 has long been a coding conundrum and an auditor's gold mine. Don't risk take-backs, penalties, or accusations of fraud and abuse. Join Aimee in this webinar on how to properly report modifier 25 and have confidence in your code reporting.

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Surgical Coding and Auditing

Ever wonder what an auditor is looking for when they review your surgical coding? Join Aimee and review the basic rules and documentation requirements. We’ll tear apart a couple of operative reports, code them, review NCCI edits, modifiers, and more. Get an idea of how you are doing and things you may want to incorporate into your practice to be better prepared when an audit comes your way. Also, we’ll review our cool Code-A-Note tool and how it can help you locate CPT and ICD-10-CM codes quickly. This tool is great for new coders, coders new to a specialty, difficult coding situations, or anyone who just wants a second opinion on their code options.

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How to PREVENT and HEAL Dental Problems so You Can Enjoy a Healthy Body and Life

In this webinar Dr. Jorgensen will share with you the REAL causes of dental disease and techniques for prevention and healing. You will also learn about dental problems that may be making you or your patients SICK, how to identify them, and what can be done to help them get better. Finally, she will tell you about cutting edge dental and health practices you need to know about to improve your patient's health, and how to find a dentist that can provide this care. Don't miss this life-changing webinar!

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How to Check NCCI Edits Using FindACode

How to Check NCCI Edits Using FindACode

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