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Ransomware is blowing up and experts warn health care businesses aren’t taking the necessary precautions. Have you?
Tie up the loose ends in your plan-of-care process when your patients take part in physical therapy services and be careful about the units of service you report per code or you may get tied up in audits backed by the Office of Inspector General (OIG).
CMS has cleared a new genetic cancer test for Medicare patients – but be aware that it’s not for every patient, or even every cancer patient.
Question: I saw a story in the news about a Nashville, Tenn., woman who was suing her doctor’s office for not allowing her service dog, who helps with her post-traumatic stress and obsessive-compulsive disorders, to accompany her on her doctor’s visit. Do practices have to accommodate service animals? What if they’re aggressive or the other patients in the waiting room are allergic?
The most frequently reported physical therapy code, 97110 (Therapeutic procedure, 1 or more areas, each 15 minutes; therapeutic exercises to develop strength and endurance, range of motion and flexibility), topped $1.1 billion in payments in 2016, the latest year of available Medicare claims data.
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