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Significant Radiology Coding Changes in 2020

Harold Gibson

Over the past couple of years, changes to the CPT manual affecting radiology haven’t been that drastic, but there are quite a few things that have changed for the radiology specialty for 2020. From code deletions to language revisions to essential modifiers for imaging claims to getting ready for Medicare’s Clinical Decisions Support (CDS) mandate going into effective for 2021, there’s a lot going on for this specialty. 

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Topics: radiology coding change in 2020

5 Keys to Improving Patient Outcomes and Value-Based Care In 2020

Patrick Dougherty

Increasingly, medical practices are pressured to improve both patient outcomes and retain value-based care. The healthcare industry continues to transition from a fee for service model to one that is based on value and performance. It can seem difficult to improve patient outcomes while also delivering value-based care but this is something that Medicare and Medicaid have focused on. The shift has been palpable, but there is still much that can be done. 

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Topics: Patient Outcomes and Value-Based Care

Pain Management Billing Coding Changes in the Year 2020

Harold Gibson

Each year, CMS releases changes that practices across the country must familiarize themselves with or risk facing denials and revenue loss in the coming year. Becoming informed on the new policies and codes early can help set your practice up for success in 2020.  Although some specialties saw very few changes for 2020, there have been some significant changes that will affect the pain management specialty this year. From big changes to somatic nerve injection codes to the E/M coding changes coming in the future, here’s what you need to know. 

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Topics: pain management billing, pain management coding 2020

Acute Kidney Injury Care and Incentive Changes for Year 2020

Harold Gibson

There have been a few changes in Nephrology Coding for year 2020 - the way acute kidney injury care gets covered, methods of documenting E&M services, and the merit-based incentive payment system this year. These changes come from the release of the 2020 fee schedule final rule, which was released in November, although any comments on that rule should be submitted by December 31, 2019 (although it is doubtful anything in the final rule will change). 

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Topics: nephrology coding, Medical Coding Changes in 2020

Top 10 New Year Resolutions for Your Medical Practice

Patrick Dougherty

January is always a popular time for making resolutions about health, wellness, and personal habits. But did you know it can also be an optimum moment to make certain changes in your business, too? Here are ten New Year’s resolutions for your medical practice.

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Topics: medical practice goals 2020, New Year Resolutions

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