03/17/20 | Telehealth regulations loosened
 

With the Coronavirus issues CMS has loosened the regulations and HIPAA issues that have caused concerns about when telehealth can be used. Check out the new release

Telehealth regulations loosened
 
01/29/20 | New Drug Delivery Codes 20700-20705
 

Stop using 11981-11983 as of Jan 1st 2020- Use the new drug delivery codes 20700-20705 --

New Drug Delivery Codes 20700-20705
 
04/04/19 | Watch your "stem cell" wording - On going FBI investigations
 

For those offices that are using the wording 'stem cells' or charging patients for these services you need to be aware of the FBI ongoing investigations.

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02/28/19 | Great article on the issues with 63047 and 22633 and 22630
 

Find out about the issues between 22633/22630 and 63047 and get the history of these codes.  Great information you can use for your private payer appeals.

Great article on the issues with 63047 and 22633 and 22630
 
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It has come to my attention that there is a flyer (from Fionexia) that is going out from a company that is fraudualent and stating I am doing an audio for them.  Please do not sign up it is a scam.  The audio they are advertising was done for AudioEducator.com. It appears if you pay for it you may not get anything for your pay!!!

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08/11/18 | Margie Vaught Newsletters
 

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Archive - See All Entries

* A Manual to Orthopedic Terminology 7th edition, by Fred RT Nelson ISBN: 978-0-323-04503-2 - http://www.us.elsevierhealth.com/product.jsp?isbn=9780323045032

E/M Bell Curve book:http://www.codingbooks.com/2019-em-bell-curve-auditing-sourcebook

* http://www.codingbooks.com/2019-cpt-coding-essentials-orthopedics-upper

* http://www.codingbooks.com/2019-cpt-coding-essentials-orthopedics-lower

* NASS 2018 Common Coding Spinal Scenarios - https://www.spine.org/ProductDetails?productid={28D576E9-A544-E811-8121-0050569159BF}

* Foot/ankle/toes - Podiatry - www.codingline.com

* Abbreviations - http://www.medabbrev.com/index.cfm?neilmdavis

* CMS fee look up - https://www.cms.gov/apps/physician-fee-schedule/overview.aspx

* Great site for cages and separate plates - http://www.medicalexpo.com/medical-manufacturer/lumbar-interbody-fusion-cage-28427-_2.html

Additional Resources:

  1. “AAOS Complete Global Service Data for Orthopaedic Surgery”, Ed. 2018.  Or CodeX 2018 - https://www.aaos.org/store/product/?productId=11000735&ssopc=1

  2. AAPC – at www.aapc.com or 1-800-626-2633

  3. CMS Program Memoshttp://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Guidance/Manuals/index.html?redirect=/manuals/

  4. Gray’s Anatomy on line http://www.bartleby.com/107/

  5. OIG website https://oig.hhs.gov/

  6. CMS website http://www.cms.gov/

  7. OIG Fraud and Abuse department https://oig.hhs.gov/fraud/

  8. OIG semiannual report regarding coding errors and more https://oig.hhs.gov/reports-and-publications/oas/index.asp  

  9. Improper FY 2001 Medicare http://oig.hhs.gov/oas/reports/cms/a0102002.htm

  10. Improper FY 2000 Medicare http://oig.hhs.gov/oas/reports/afma/a0002000.htm

  11. Improper FY 1999 Medicare Fee-for Service Payments http://oig.hhs.gov/oas/reports/afma/a9901999.htm

  12. Medicare Learning Network  http://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Medicare-Learning-Network-MLN/MLNMattersArticles/index.html?redirect=/MLNMattersArticles/ 

  13. Medical Compliance Training http://www.medicalcompliancetraining.com/