Pinpointing Correct Coding for Anesthesia in Abortions

March 25, 2022 | By Kim Jolivette Williams Medical terminology related to abortions can be puzzling, but it is essential to understand the differences. Having a clear comprehension of several abortions terms is a vital component to achieve successful coding. First, let’s cover what is anesthesia. Per the ASA- American Society of Anesthesiologists, General Anesthesia…

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Still Going Strong – the Anti-Kickback Statute’s Golden Anniversary!

  March 18, 2022 | By Rachel Rose, JD, MBA Enacted in 1972, the Anti-Kickback Statute (42 U.S.C. § 1320a-7b(b)) remains a government enforcement favorite, despite being described by some as archaic. As articulated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Office of the Inspector General (HHS-OIG), “[t]he five most important Federal…

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No Surprises Act Compliance

  February 25, 2022 | By Bryan Meek, Esq., Brennan, Manna, and Diamond The Department of Health and Human Services published three parts to the No Surprises Act towards the end of 2021, which took effect January 1, 2022. The Act is intended to protect consumers from “balance billing,” which occurs when a patient receives…

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