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A murder-suicide at a doctor’s office in Texas serves as a distressing reminder that, in addition to an active-shooter protocol, a physician practice should prepare a post-incident response to help employees and patients cope and insulate itself from liability.
Increase your understanding of the revised problem element for office-based medical decision-making (MDM) coding with the answers to questions posed during the CPT¨ and RBRVS 2021 Annual Symposium, Nov. 17-20.
With changes on the horizon, it’s time to revisit your practice’s relationships with applicable organizations. Starting Jan. 1, 2021, companies and vendors will be required to track and report payments to non-physician practitioners (NPP) and report the information to CMS starting in 2022.
In the months before a transition to a new administration, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) released the long-awaited 2016-2017 HIPAA Audits Industry Report, offering a look at the successes and shortcomings of select covered entities (CE) and business associates (BA).
Good news: Denial rates on codes claimed with modifier 25 (Significant, separately identifiable E/M service) remained low among the top 15 code combinations that practices submitted millions of times.


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