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We asked an antitrust attorney how exceptions in the new FTC noncompete rule -- for exception, the one for "senior executives" -- might apply in real-world scenarios.
On April 24 the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) previewed its final rule on noncompete agreements (NCA), which effectively bans the practice for most workers in for-profit businesses, and would have a direct effect on the restrictive covenants that practices often use to prevent departing employed physicians from setting up shop nearby. An expert has thoughts.
The proposed ICD-10 code changes — released with the FY2025 Hospital Inpatient PPS (IPPS) proposed rule on April 10 –  include three new codes to better track the severity of patients with hypoglycemia.
The proposed rule includes 252 new codes, 13 revised code descriptors and 36 codes deemed invalid. If finalized, these changes would take effect Oct. 1.
Check the remittance advice for the services your practice performed on or after March 9. Your payments should reflect the new conversion factor that is based on the recent 2.93% increase to the physician conversion factor and the extension of the work geographic index.
Fallout from the Change Healthcare hack continues. 


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