The American Medical Association (AMA) has released the official 2018 CPT coding rules and guidelines, which include hundreds of code, guideline, and text changes in the codes that are universally used in the U.S. healthcare system to report services to providers, insurers and accrediting organizations. To More..
Ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs) continue to undergo decreasing reimbursements, increasing regulatory and industry changes, and other industry pressures. Many ASCs are uncertain of whether they should enter into contracts with insurers, including Medicare, or remain out of network. Here are some of the main things More..
Spinal cord stimulators (SCS) are generating a lot of buzz in the world of
Navigating regulations is nothing new to physicians and other providers, but adding telemedicine capabilities to your practice will add a few new compliance concerns. From federal requirements at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and privacy concerns under HIPAA to various state regulations More..
If your business imports food products into the United States, you’ve got new rules to follow! The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) final rule outlines the activities importers should perform to verify that food imported into the United States More..
While there may not have been many CPT code changes to the arthroscopy codes in recent years, Medicare and commercial insurance guidelines and policies continue changing due to the large amount of money insurance pays out for shoulder arthroscopy. It can be tough to keep More..
Healthcare workers are continually challenged to remain compliant with the ever changing regulations that impact the services they provide, but it seems the hospice industry has been particularly impacted by new regs and changes in the recent year that are now going into effect. Final More..
Telehealth continues to grow in popularity and demand – both patients and doctors want to use it in novel ways, including during disasters, to fight opioid addiction, and in complicated federal payment programs for hip and knee replacement surgeries. When building a telemedicine practice, providers More..
“Data integrity” isn’t just something for banks and credit reporting agencies to track – it’s also a big deal for drug makers. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has made data integrity a key part of its Current Good Manufacturing Practice (CGMP) regulations, and More..
The benefits and drawbacks of telemedicine are often specific to each provider and each practice, but there are some common, cross-specialty considerations. In this post, the third in our series on telehealth and telemedicine, we’ll look at some of the pros and cons of bringing More..