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Coding and Documentation Guidelines for APPs and Teaching Services Webinar

Wednesday, March 18, 2020, 1 - 2 p.m. ET

Speaker: Nicole Knight, LPN, CPC, CCS-P – Vice President, Revenue Cycle Solutions and Consulting, MedAxiom

What’s the latest on coding and documentation guidelines for APPs and Teaching Services? This webcast will review coding documentation guidelines when physicians work with APPs and with teaching services. Hear the latest payer guidance and how to apply these in your programs for teaching service guidelines, shared services, incident-to, scribes, and more. Register.

Practice Management and Service Lines

Health insurers step up appeal of clinics

(Health Exec) - Health insurance providers are increasingly stepping into the world of in-store clinics, becoming both the payer and the provider of care.

Frequent Inpatient Consults Up Care, Cost but Not Outcomes

(Medscape) - Medicare inpatients whose hospitalists relied more on specialist consultation had longer stays, greater costs, and higher subsequent specialist consultation but not better outcomes, a study found.

How to make executive searches more equitable: 7 questions with a corporate headhunter

(Becker’s Hospital Review) - Sixty-five percent of the healthcare workforce is female, yet women account for just 30 percent of C-level executives and 13 percent of CEOs at healthcare organizations, according to 2019 data from Oliver Wyman.

Legislation and Revenue Cycle

Supreme Court mum on ACA case

(Healthcare Dive) - The high court is now scheduled to decide whether to take the case during a conference set for Friday, Feb. 28.

NAACOS wants to delay direct contracting payments

(Health Exec) - Members of the nation’s largest association for accountable care organizations have asked CMS to delay the implementation of direct contracting payment models and make some suggested changes.

Q&A: Reporting type 2 MIs in ICD-10-CM

(Revenue Cycle Advisor) - Our coding department frequently has trouble reporting type 2 myocardial infarctions (MI). Can you share any coding and clinical criteria guidance?

Stark law exceptions, CRNA practice expansion & more — 8 ASC regulation updates

(Becker’s Hospital Review) - Here are eight legal and regulatory updates for ASCs to know.


Pulmonary Hypertension With Left-Sided HF: Searching for Appropriate Treatment, Management

(The Cardiology Advisor) - Pulmonary hypertension (PH) can be a severe and potentially debilitating complication in patients with chronic left-sided heart failure (HF).

Carotid Surgery Bests Stenting in Older Asymptomatic Patients

(Medscape) - Pooled data from CREST and ACT I confirm that, as in symptomatic patients, carotid stenting in older asymptomatic patients with severe stenosis has worse outcomes than endarterectomy.

Are e-Cigarettes Safer Than Tobacco? It's Complicated

(Medscape) - Do e-cigarettes help people quit smoking tobacco? Maybe, but they come with risks, say Mayo Clinic experts.

Secondary analysis backs safety of apixaban over warfarin

(CV Business) - A secondary analysis of the AUGUSTUS trial confirms earlier findings that treating heart patients with the anticoagulant apixaban results in less major bleeding, hospitalization and death than warfarin, a standard-of-care blood thinner.

Portable MRIs bring imaging to stroke patients’ bedsides

(CV Business) - Research presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference in Los Angeles this February suggests a portable, low-field MRI system may soon improve access to care for patients who have trouble making it to a high-tech facility.

Other Health Industry News

75% of Gen Z — and half of baby boomers — make healthcare transactions online

(Becker’s Hospital Review) - While retail and banking have led the way in delivering digital experiences that cater to consumers' wants and needs, healthcare is quickly catching up, with a majority of patients of all ages using online platforms to carry out healthcare transactions, a new report finds.

Unregulated Craiglist drug market rising due to sky-high prices

(Health Exec) - More Americans afflicted with chronic disease are turning to unregulated markets such as Craigslist to find insulin and other necessary medications because they can’t afford to purchase them at the pharmacy­­.

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