03/05/18 | Total knee arthroplasty (27447) removed from Inpatient only list – causing confusion
 

You may have been experiencing feedback from a facility when trying to schedule your total knee replacements as inpatients. 

Total knee arthroplasty (27447) removed from Inpatient only list – causing confusion
 
07/10/17 | New Category III codes effective Jan 1st, 2018
 

You will want to update your bone marrow aspiration coding for 2018 as well as some adipose-derived cell therapy for hands

New Category III codes effective Jan 1st, 2018
 
07/10/17 | Spinal surgery
 

If you do any spinal surgery you want to be aware of the Medicare changes that are taking place regarding number of levels, number of cages as well as diagnosis issues.

Spinal surgery
 
06/10/16 | CMS starting to list ICD-10s not covered
  Unspecified ICD-10 codes be careful
CMS starting to list ICD-10s not covered
 
07/09/15 | Total joint issues from CMS
  Total joint issues from CMS
Total joint issues from CMS
 
12/31/14 | Holding claims and fee schedule issues for 2015
  Medicare wants claims held starting Jan 1, 2015
Holding claims and fee schedule issues for 2015
 
08/20/14 | Medicare finally catching on that modifier 59 is not enough
 
Medicare finally catching on that modifier 59 is not enough
 
07/22/14 | Keep an eye on your private payer contracts..
 
Keep an eye on your private payer contracts..
 
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From AAOE--
"AAOE Advocacy Council requests members to email their elected officials to oppose any restrictions to the In-Office Ancillary Services (IOAS) exemption. The administration and congress have started to evaluate the elimination of IOAS which includes advanced imaging and physical therapy. While some organizations may not offer these services the AAOE supports the exemption and advocates for the IOAS exemption. Even if your office does not offer IOAS please consider supporting your colleagues and help secure the potential for your organization in the future.
 
This message can and should be forwarded to your peers, providers, and others that would consider writting in support of maintaining the IOAS exemption."

Go to the link above and - click on the "Take Action" link, complete the information box. Your representatives will be pre-populated and the message delivered simply by clicking to submit."