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How Wal-Mart’s Primary Care Services Can Help Improve Healthcare Access

How Wal-Mart’s Primary Care Services Can Help Improve Healthcare Access

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is expected to provide health insurance coverage to an estimated 30 million Americans. However, insurance access alone will not be sufficient as a sizeable workforce is required to meet the increased demand. The US healthcare domain is at present facing a critical shortfall of health professionals. Reports from US Health […]

Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy – An Alternative Treatment for Tendinitis

Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy – An Alternative Treatment for Tendinitis

Tendinitis is a painful condition resulting from inflammation of the tendon or its sheath. Calcific and non-calcific tendinitis of the shoulder is often unresponsive to conventional therapies. Extracorporeal shock-wave therapy (ESWT) has been recommended as an alternative treatment for the condition. According to a newly published review of 28 randomized controlled trials in the Annals […]

Coding, Documentation and Billing for LFU Wound Care Management

Coding, Documentation and Billing for LFU Wound Care Management

Low-frequency ultrasound (LFU) wound care management involves the use of non contact ultrasound to treat chronic wounds such as pressure ulcers, diabetic foot ulcers, post-surgical wounds, burns and more. To receive the correct reimbursement for this service, appropriate documentation and medical coding are inevitable. The coders must be aware of billing requirements of a particular […]

Quality Measures Linked to Small yet Increasing Percentage of Physician Payment

Healthcare providers improving a patient’s experience and medical care through quality treatment and care can improve the health of populations along with reducing the per capita cost of healthcare. According to the survey data released last week by MGMA, the Medical Group Management Association of physicians in group practice, primary care physicians reported that an […]

CMS to Give More Details on ICD-10-PCS Section X in June

CMS to Give More Details on ICD-10-PCS Section X in June

Concerns regarding reporting new technologies, drugs and supplies led to the creation of Section X in ICD-10-PCS set for implementation on October 1, 2015. These concerns raised at the September 2014 meeting prompted the ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance Committee (C&M) to discuss the proposal during its March meeting. Now, CMS plans to give more details […]

Controversial Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) Formula Repealed

Controversial Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) Formula Repealed

This April, the Senate approved to repeal the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula for determining Medicare reimbursements. This controversial Act had been a great challenge to physician billing as it induced considerable reimbursement cuts for Medicare doctors. The Senate passed a new legislation, the ‘Medicare Access and CHIP [Children’s Health Insurance Program] Reauthorization Act of […]