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Key to split/shared visit billing is physician documentation

Here's how to properly bill split/shared visits in facility settings. Read full entry»

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Hospice services set to get more scrutiny – barrier to entry to get higher

September 22nd, 2014 by Scott Kraft

Long-awaited government crackdown on hospice providers may be about to begin. Read full entry»

CMS: Affordable Care Act drives surge in Medicare Advantage enrollment

September 19th, 2014 by Scott Kraft

MA plans becoming more popular every year since passage of the Affordable Care Act. Read full entry»

LCD Database Update

LCD Updates for September 1 to September 8

September 19th, 2014 by PitchStone Health Staff

From September 1 to September 8, the following LCD (Local Coverage Determination) updates took effect: Jump to: Palmetto GBA     Palmetto GBA L31536: Hospice – Liver Disease PitchStone Summary: Updates to citations and information sources for reformatting purposes. Does not impact coverage. Effective 9/5/2014… Read full entry»

CMS Transmittals

CMS Updates for the Week Prior to 09/15/2014

September 19th, 2014 by PitchStone Health Staff

We reviewed all of the 8 CMS transmittals released last week and have summarized the 5 most relevant to physician practices. R174NCD: Screening for Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) in Adults Announces national coverage policies for screening for Hepatitis C for high-risk patients and adults 45-65.… Read full entry»

News from around the Web

September 18th, 2014 by Scott Kraft

State telemedicine rankings, how the fate of a company accused of overpaying doctors to collect lab tests may hinge on a single word and ownership of the patient's electronic record top this week's around the Web. Read full entry»

Around the health blogosphere – a look at what health care bloggers are writing about

September 16th, 2014 by Scott Kraft

Around the blogosphere this week, takes on hot new health care technology, the art of questioning the physician and how EHR vendors can take a lesson from social media. Read full entry»


Remember these 5 things when you bill incident-to services

September 16th, 2014 by Scott Kraft

Incident-to services are a good revenue opportunity for physician groups, but there are risks involved. Read full entry»

Hepatitis C screening covered by Medicare with no copay, deductible

September 12th, 2014 by Scott Kraft

Medicare to cover Hepatitis C screening for high-risk patients and those born between 1945 and 1965, Read full entry»


Healthcare news from around the Web

September 11th, 2014 by Scott Kraft

Differing viewpoints over the impact of the ACA on volume of new patient physician visits, and concierge care continues to show growth. Read full entry»

CMS Updates for the Week Prior to 09/08/2014

September 10th, 2014 by PitchStone Health Staff

We reviewed all of the 10 CMS transmittals released last week and have summarized the 2 most relevant to physician practices. R193BP: Cardiac Rehabilitation Programs for Chronic Heart Failure Clarifies that chronic heart failure is an additional coverage for cardiac rehabilitation only. R540PI: Claims that… Read full entry»