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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09/26/18 | Scam audio flyer Fionexia - please don't sign up

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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CCI/CMS has decided to change the current bundling edit status of G0289.  In the 18.3 version of CCI you will see that G0289 has a status indicator 1 meaning a modifier can be used.  In a letter received from CCI it states that if the surgeon is removing loose bodies in a separate compartment than the meniscectomy they can report 29881 and G0289-59.  However they warned that if loose bodies are in the same compartment you can't report G0289.  They also warned that you can't unbundle the chondroplasty as that is still considered bundled per CPT description of 29880/29881.

With this edit change, it will be going retro to Jan 1, 2012, so if you have not billed for your loose bodies in a different compartment, rebill.  If you were denied, rebill for those DOS Jan 1, 2012