New physical therapy codes for 2017 were released yesterday by CMS as part of the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule for 2017 (CMS-1654-P). The therapy community has long awaiting the anticipated changes to the current CPT coding structure. The proposed rule provides information on the new physical therapy and occupational therapy evaluation codes (we […]
HealthDataInsights (HDI) the Region D RAC Contractor revealed their new RAC website last week and simultaneously posted seven CMS approved issues for automated review. They are the same seven issues posted by Connolly (Region C RAC) several weeks ago for South Carolina. Once again rehab is on the list with the review of untimed codes for outpatient […]
The RAC for Region C, Connolly Healthcare, was the first to post CMS approved issues for automated review. The seven issues posted included rehab, which comes as no surprise as the issue selected is one of billing for untimed codes (service-based codes). They are looking for claim where service based codes have been billed for […]
For nearly six years providers have been notifying patients of their HIPAA Privacy Practices and Polices. In the course of compliance consulting with several clients I was asked to review their HIPAA policies. Most smaller provider took the path of least resistance when implementing their Privacy policies and used standard “template” policies and forms, as […]
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