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
 
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
 
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  • Monthly Retainer-
    •  Provide coding and billing support related to surgical procedures, office visits, compliance questions and supporting documentation and help in other areas need. These questions can be made via email or by phone cell.  The fee is broken down per number of questions per month 1-5; 5-10; 10-15; 15-20; 20-25; 25-30 and 30 to unlimited.

  • Operative Note Review -
    • This service would be based on notes being faxed not as part of an auditing process. These usually consist of second opinion, advice, etc. (Fax number 413-674-7668).  The fee is broken down per note 1-3; 4-6; 7-9; 10-12; 13-15; 15-24; 25-34;
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    • E/M - Perform an audit for physicians and/or midlevel practitioners. This audit will consist of a minimum of 10 E/M encounters for each provider. The records need to include the office/hospital notes and supporting information referred to in the notes and the office encounter /superbill /communication slip that is generated to show the levels of service selected. Each provider will receive a spreadsheet showing the detailed information found during the audit process for each record audited. A detailed report/ analysis will be provided with recommendations for further action including education where indicated.
    • Surgical – Perform an audit for physicians and/or midlevel practitioners. This audit will consist of a minimum of 10 surgical operative notes per provider. See E/M audit for further details.
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  • A/R review – Appeal Process – Payer Issues – Help evaluate and review EOBs for possible errors in adjustments, write-offs, etc. Provide sample letters and further education regarding medical necessity, unlisted and emergent technology procedures. Tools will also be provided to help with ongoing reviews.
  • PMCC Coding Course - Basic coding course to be able to sit for either the CPC or CCS-P coding credential exams.  This course can be custom-fit for your needs and time frame.
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  • Orthopedic Operative Note Coder Volumes 1-4 https://store.decisionhealth.com/Product.aspx?ProductCode=OON4;
  • Orthopedic Coding and Billing Quick cards 2012  https://store.decisionhealth.com/Product.aspx?ProductCode=H5293 
  • Advanced Coding Education Guide for Orthopedics https://store.decisionhealth.com/Product.aspx?ProductCode=H5265 
  • EM documentation Templates - Select based on anatomic presenting condition. Can be used to customize your EHR/EMR systems to make sure you are capturing all the Exam; History and MDM elements. - send an email to info@margievaught.com  for more details and pricing.
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