Month: September 2017

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Assistant Surgeon Payments

September 7, 2017 Question: We are seeing payors ask for payment back when we use Modifier 80 for assistant surgeon. Is there a reason why they would take the payment back? Answer: We are seeing payors including Medicare and Medicaid ask for payment recovery when the documentation does not explain what role the assistant played...

Billing Medicare Patient Admittance
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Billing Medicare Patient Admittance

September 7, 2017 Question: I was consulted to see a Medicare patient in the emergency room (ER) by the Emergency Department physician.  When I arrived, the patient was still in the ER but had been admitted to the hospitalist and was waiting for a bed. Answer: Since the patient is Medicare and has been formally...

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Six Steps Ways to Build the Practice ‘Brain Bank’

Six Ways to Build the Practice ‘Brain Bank’ Healio Orthopedics • Orthopedics Today – September 2017 by Cheryl Toth, MBA 1. Develop a new employee orientation/onboarding program. Go beyond the completion of human resources paperwork. An orientation/onboarding program provides new employees with a broad understanding of your organization’s vision, culture and overall practice operations. An effective...

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