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Question: I have a common scenario that I encounter that I don’t know how to report. If my provider performs a technique to irrigate impacted cerumen in the clinic, but the removal of ear wax is... More
In perhaps another sign of the growth in services furnished by non-physician practitioners, the SSA is being asked to give equal weight to the medical findings of NPPs when determining whether a pe... More
Cue the drum roll: After analyzing the numbers and poring over the inputs, a Part B News analysis turned up some big winners and unfortunate losers from the proposed 2020 Medicare physician fee schedu... More
Question: I have a common scenario that I encounter that I don’t know how to report. If my provider performs a technique to irrigate impacted cerumen in the clinic, but the removal of ear wax is... More
In perhaps another sign of the growth in services furnished by non-physician practitioners, the SSA is being asked to give equal weight to the medical findings of NPPs when determining whether a pe... More
Cue the drum roll: After analyzing the numbers and poring over the inputs, a Part B News analysis turned up some big winners and unfortunate losers from the proposed 2020 Medicare physician fee schedu... More
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This sample template for immediate post-op notes is courtesy of Pikeville (Ky.) Medical Center. Pikeville leadership requires physicians to complete this form before the patient goes to the next level of care unless accompanied by the practitioner who did the procedure. Full post-operative reports should be completed according to hospital policy.
Click the "Download file" link to access an annual wellness visit (AWV) form updated for 2016 with new screenings.

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