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.

Watch your
 
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
 
01/02/19 | Accessing Newsletters
 

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01/02/19 | Calendar events
 

Calendar events

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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!!!

Scam audio flyer Fionexia - please don't sign up
 
08/11/18 | Margie Vaught Newsletters
 

Now you can access and download the newsletters directly from this site. 

Margie Vaught Newsletters
 
07/20/18 | 2019 Proposed Fee schedule released
 

Proposed 2019 Fee Schedule is out – hang on to your seats…

CMS released the 12th of July the proposed changed for the physician fee schedule for 2019 (https://www.cms.gov/Newsroom/MediaReleaseDatabase/Press-releases/2018-Press-releases-items/2018-07-12.html).

2019 Proposed Fee schedule released
 
07/20/18 | CPT updates policy of 63047 with 22633
 

CPT updates their policy regarding nerve root decompressions and interbody fusions

AANS, NASS and AAOS have been working hard on getting CPT to change their previous October 2016 CPT Assistant regarding nerve root decompression 63047 and interbody fusion 22633 being inclusive

CPT updates policy of 63047 with 22633
 
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- 0481T Injection(s), autologous white blood cell concentrate (autologous protein solution), any site, including image guidance, harvesting and preparation, when performed

(Do not report 0481T in conjunction with 20550, 20551, 20600, 20604, 20605, 20606, 20610, 20611, 20926, 36415, 36592, 76942, 77002, 77012, 77021, 86965, 0232T)? 

(Do not report 38220-38230 for bone marrow aspiration for autologous white blood cell concentrate [autologous protein solution] injection. For bone marrow aspiration for autologous white blood cell concentrate [autologous protein solution] injection, use 0481T)? 

- 0489T Autologous adipose-derived regenerative cell therapy for scleroderma in the hands; adipose tissue harvesting, isolation and preparation of harvested cells including incubation with cell dissociation enzymes, removal of non-viable cells and debris, determination of concentration and dilution of regenerative cells  

(Do not report 0489T in conjunction with 15876, 15877, 15878, 15879, 20600, 20926)?  

- 0490T multiple injections in one or both hands 

(Do not report 0490T in conjunction with 15876, 15877, 15878, 15879, 20600, 20926)?

(Do not report 0490T for a single injection)?

(For complete procedure, use 0490T in conjunction with

0489T)?

- 0491T Ablative laser treatment, non-contact, full field and fractional ablation, open wound, per day, total treatment surface area; first 20 sq cm or less  

- + 0492T each additional 20 sq cm, or part thereof (List separately in addition to code for primary procedure)

(Use 0492T in conjunction with 0491T)?

(Do not report 0492T in conjunction with 0479T, 0480T)?

- 0493T Near-infrared spectroscopy studies of lower extremity wounds (eg, for oxyhemoglobin measurement)