No healthcare provider is immune from claims denials. But if you take the right corrective actions and draft an appeal letter using certain strategies, you can recapture the reimbursement you deserve. If your medical practice faces claims denials, you’re not alone – but you can More..
Modifier 25 used to be your friend, but it may soon become your biggest foe when reporting 2019 CPT codes. Now, government and private payers alike are flagging claims involving modifier 25 for denials and severe payment cuts. Get the guidance you need on modifier More..
While flavor declarations are a cinch, the FDA labeling requirements for the flavor designation on the principal panel display are complex and confusing. Even conventional foods and dietary supplements can be difficult to label when it comes to the FDA’s required Statement of Identity—get things More..
In the AudioEducator webinar “How to Identify and Respond to HIPAA Breaches in 2019,” regulatory expert and attorney Kim Stanger provides practical solutions to HIPAA compliance, explaining how to identify which violations require a breach report and how to prepare that report appropriately. HIPAA privacy More..
To keep you on your toes, the Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services (CMS) changes the guidance to telemedicine and telehealth services almost every year. An extra challenge comes when technology changes every year, too – but at a pace faster than that of codes More..
The American dietary supplements market remains strong, but due to U.S. Food and Drug Administration rules for dietary supplement labeling, moving products to market and placing them on store shelves is a cumbersome process. Even a slight slip up can lead to warning letters, fines, More..
If your hospital is dropping the ball on Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA) compliance, you could face severe consequences. And now the civil monetary penalties (CMPs) for EMTALA violations are much, much higher. Beware: More than 4,000 hospitals received deficiencies for failing More..
With new products in the pipeline, new technologies on the horizon, and the hint of coming regulatory shakeups, 2019 promises to be an interesting year for the medical devices industry. And, while the year holds plenty of promise for those who are well-positioned to capitalize More..
If asked, chances are good that you would give patient privacy a rating of high importance to you and your practice. But prioritizing privacy rules and properly complying with them are not one and the same. And there are plenty to comply with. Whether you’re More..
Patient-centered care: Recently it’s a term you’ve heard promoted widely in the healthcare field, along with “data-driven” and “real world evidence” (RWE). The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) is catching on to the trend and updating its programs accordingly. For instance, CMS has replaced More..