Radiation Exposure

Weigh the Risks & Benefits: FDA & CMS Look to Your Hospital to Manage Radiation Dosages

Patient Care Means Responsible Use of Available Imaging Techniques, Feds Warn

When your entire way of doing something changes, adjusting takes time – especially when that “something” is 41 pages of detailed changes to the already unwieldy hospital Conditions of Participation (CoPs). These extra changes to radiology and nuclear medicine have many hospitals confused, particularly when More..

Locum Tenens Services

Locum Tenens: When You Can (And Cannot) Use Modifier Q6

Heads Up: CMS Has Changed the Lingo for Reciprocal Billing Arrangements

If you’re not using modifier Q6 correctly, you could be leaving thousands of dollars or more on the table. This modifier (and its proper use) is crucial to getting deserved reimbursement for locum tenens services. Don’t let a physician’s illness or vacation devastate your practice’s More..

EM services for Urology

Beware of 3 Common E/M-Related Claims Denials in Urology

Why you should tread carefully when using modifiers -25 and -59

Whether you’re new at coding or an experienced coder, you face a great risk of falling into certain evaluation and management (E/M) coding traps – which can cost your urology practice its reimbursement. You need to stay current on the most prevalent causes of denials More..

NPP Billing

NPP Billing: Know When to Use Incident-To Vs. Split/Shared Billing

Optimize your reimbursement and save yourself headaches

It’s no secret that more and more practices are using skilled non-physician practitioners (NPPs) to provide efficient and patient-centered care – and why shouldn’t they? A 2014 Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) analysis reports that 68 percent of highly functioning practices employed NPPs. And with More..

Write Effective FDA SOPs

9 Best Practices For Writing SOPs—Since FDA Requires Them But Offers Little Guidance

Compliance tip: Speak plainly and directly to “you”—so employees actually read your procedures

Almost every Food and Drug Administration (FDA) inspection includes a review of standard operating procedures (SOPs), and adverse agency findings often stem from SOP administration issues. Everyone should have good (if not great) SOPs—they are required for all life sciences sector companies. Yet the FDA More..