What’s new with the X modifiers established by Medicare? Should we be using them now?
Month: August 2016
While placing a vena cava filter, the physician documented a venogram and intravascular ultrasound. Can these imaging procedures be reported separately?
What is the reimbursement for co-surgery? Is it different for the primary and co-surgeon?
Our pain management doctor did a trial spinal cord neurostimulator electrode placement a month ago. Our neurosurgeon is now placing the permanent electrode, via laminectomy, along with the generator. Do we need to use modifier 58 on the neurosurgeon’s codes?
What is the reimbursement for an assistant surgeon using modifier 80? Is the payment different for the primary and the assistant?
Do I have to sign each of my NP’s notes that are reported incident to?
Liability Management 101 – August 2016 by Michael R. Marks, MD, MBA Why Malpractice Insurance Is Not Enough Today’s orthopaedic practices are at a crossroads. Many face possible mergers or acquisitions and potential relationships with hospital systems and third-party payers. As the healthcare landscape shifts, so too does a practice’s professional liability exposures. Recently, I spoke...