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Surgeons Balk at CMS’ Payment Rule Update

Surgeons balk at CMS’ payment rule after CMS announced payment updates for 2022. The American College of Surgeons opposes this latest update and feels it is not a sustainable long-term solution. Continue reading below for their statement. Shortly after CMS unveiled its proposed Physician Fee Schedule for 2022, the American College of Surgeons released a…


Surprise Billing

Public concern over surprise billing practices has made new regulations inevitable. The Kaiser Foundation published a study on February 11, 2020 that showed 1 out of 5 adults received a Surprise Medical Bill in the past 2 years. The National Association of Insurance Commissioners did a poll in July of 2020, and they found that…


We Are Not Out of the Woods Yet

HHS has extended the PHE throughout the rest of 2021. Just when we thought things might be getting back to the new normal, HHS says we are not quite ready to lift the PHE. Some states such as Florida continue to rise in COVID-19 related cases. Be prepared for another year of social distancing and…


RTW Modifier 22 Factsheet

Modifier 22 is used when the factors influencing how complicated a procedure was, are documented in detail. It is important to make sure this modifier is appropriately reported and that you have a thorough understanding of modifier 22 to ensure you’re getting the additional revenues you qualify for. Continue reading below for more information about…


Implantation of Prostate Brachytherapy

The report below describes a patient undergoing implantation of prostate brachytherapy. The entire procedure has been documented in detail, describing the step-by-step process used by doctors to carry out the surgery. Keep reading for more on how this procedure was performed. Do you have a complicated surgery case that needs help with coding? RT Welter…