“I attempted to remove a screw under local anesthesia in the office setting that was placed during a bunion correction about 10 yrs ago. I was unsuccessful and the patient will need to undergo the procedure in the operating room. How would I bill this visit? It was a new patient to the office.”
CMS launched Care Compare, a streamlined redesign of eight existing CMS health care compare tools available on Medicare.gov. Medicare has just announced that it will expand the requirements for prior authorization for ambulance transport for “Repetitive, Scheduled Non-Emergent Ambulance Transport.”
Very often we have companies that provide us with computer hardware and software support can access our computer systems. The question is how secure are our trusted partners? In this case an Orthopedic Clinic did not properly manage access to their network and it cost them $1.5 million.
Each week software developers release updates to protect you against cyber criminals. These individuals and organizations would take advantage of weaknesses on your computer to steal your data, this could include personal financial information or patient information on your practice computers.
Each week we will provide you with vital information that you need so that you can keep your computers and networks protected against these bad actors.