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The April 3 issue of  Part B News includes an article on getting value out of online and telephone codes Medicare won't pay for. One of our sources had some extra thoughts on how you can use online and telephone encounters to offer a care advantage that can also lead to increased reimbursement.
Listen closely -- new clinical guidelines call for prompt intervention when providers encounter impacted cerumen and ongoing patient education about ear hygiene, among other recommendations.
Practices that assess dementia among patients and create a care plan will find a new payment opportunity in 2017, but you'll have to meet strict reporting requirements to get your claims through.
Approaching this year's flu season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has some words of caution for medical professionals: Don't use nasal spray vaccines.
Aaron Cohen, principal and health care co-practice leader at accounting, tax and consulting firm Citrin Cooperman in New York City, talked to Part B News about the merit-based incentive payment system (MIPS) and the "at-your-own-pace" proposal.

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