AAOS Now – July 2016 by Cheryl Toth, MBA New announcements and guidance push providers toward an active program If your practice is targeted for a Medicare audit, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) will no longer give you points for having a compliance plan on the shelf. Unless you’ve operationalized that plan into an...
Month: July 2016
Do I have to sign each of my NP’s notes that are reported incident to?
Does use of a tissue adhesive “count” as a layer for the laceration repair codes?
What is an appropriate “source” for a consult? I asked at a recent workshop (not a KZA workshop!) and the instructors did not have an answer.
If I see a new patient and during that visit I identify the need for surgery the same day, can I append a Modifier 57 to the E/M service and get paid?
What is the reimbursement for an assistant surgeon using modifier 80? Is the payment different for the primary and the assistant?
My doctor while doing a craniectomy for tumor removal, along with using the microscope and Brain lab navigation, is using the ultrasonic aspirator to remove tissue. Can I bill for this? I don’t see a CPT code.
What’s new with the X modifiers established by Medicare? Should we be using them now?
What is the reimbursement for co-surgery using modifier 62? Is it different for the primary and co-surgeon?
What diagnosis would you report for a patient with chronic low back pain due to degenerative disc disease (DDD) of the lumbar spine with radiculopathy.