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If you are among the hundreds of thousands of providers who received Provider Relief Fund (PRF) payments last year, you’ll be pleased to hear that one of your deadlines had been postponed, and your chances of hanging onto the money are better than they were in October when the last tranche of payments was distributed. But you should still be prepared for audits.
Code faster and prevent improper payments for office E/M visits in one step: Ask the treating physician or qualified health care professional to select and document the level of risk. Doing so will also align your coding practices with the new CPT guidelines.
The movement of COVID-19 vaccines through the health care system remains slow, and both providers and patients continue to be stressed and may have to cope with COVID workloads for a while to come.
Practices looking for a way to improve patient care and boost the practice’s income may want to look into or increase their use of remote patient monitoring, also known as remote physiologic monitoring.
You may want to inspect your spinal X-rays a tad more closely: Of the most-reported imaging services performed in place of service 11 (Office), code 72100 (Radiologic examination, spine, lumbosacral; 2 or 3 views) fares the worst, with a denial rate over 13%.


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