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A $6.5 million settlement in a fraud case based on physician practice space rental serves as a warning that such arrangements can drift into anti-kickback statute (AKS) non-compliance — and from there to big trouble.
Your 2024 CPT manual contains seven new codes related to integrated peripheral and spinal neurostimulator systems, revisions to four codes and new guidelines that clarify when you should use permanent procedure codes from the nervous system chapter and when you should report a temporary Category III code.
Reporting wound care can be as complex and arduous as the methods themselves. Ensure you pay close attention to the many policies and procedures that coders must be aware of to account for the process and products accurately.
Managing business associate agreements isn’t just important for HIPAA. The SOC 2 and HITRUST frameworks, as well as most cyber liability insurance policies, call out vendors as key players in your organization’s risk profile. Their reliability, the need to assess external threats, and their ongoing relationship with you all play a part. So how do you begin to manage the risk they bring to your organization?
Wondering what gets a new physician to join your practice? No surprise, it’s usually about money. However, you may find the factors that come a close second and third, and that convince doctors to stay with a practice, more unexpected.


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