Month: August 2019

PA Performing Joint Injections
Post

PA Performing Joint Injections

August 8, 2019 Question: Can our PA perform joint injections for Medicare patients Incident-to the physician? Answer: This depends on the scope of practice for the PA in your state as well as whether the incident-to rules are met. If the physician determines the joint injection is indicate in the plan of care, and it...

How do you define “No Qualified Resident Available”?
Post

How do you define “No Qualified Resident Available”?

August 8, 2019 Question: Our physicians utilize residents during surgery but we have a discrepancy in what is considered a “Qualified Resident”. Some physicians consider a resident qualified to assist day 1 of their residency rotation, while others consider only 4th and 5th year residents as qualified to assist. Can you guide us to documentation...

Use of a Scribe
Post

Use of a Scribe

August 8, 2019 Question: We are hiring a scribe for the doctor because it will help improve his documentation. Is there anything we need to know about how to document this? Answer: Yes, absolutely. This situation should be clearly delineated so a third party reviewer can identify the provider who performed the service, and the...

Five Myths Your Landlord Wants You To Believe
Post

Five Myths Your Landlord Wants You to Believe

August 7, 2019 It can be difficult to discern fact from fiction when dealing with landlords. A misunderstanding of these key issues can have serious consequences for your practice. The following information should help dispel some common myths and prevent costly mistakes in your next lease negotiation. Myth #1:  The landlord is on your side...

Sign up for KZAlertsSign up for KZAlerts

Coding Coaches