It is a welcome move that disease awareness websites such as Epilog.us are providing excellent resources to physicians to help combat their day to day billing and coding challenges, and stay updated on important aspects. Subscribers to the site can access the latest information related to Practice Management & Epilepsy at www.Epilog.us. Information provided include importance of billing code accuracy, epilepsy quality measures from the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and commonly utilized codes in neurology and epilepsy. The initiative is led by Dr. Aatif Husain, Director of the Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship, Professor of Medicine, Division of Neurology, Duke University Medical Center, and Dr. John Stern, Co‐Director of the Seizure Disorder Center and Professor of Neurology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Epilog.us is a valuable website for providers because it contains a number of white papers, videos, podcasts, and other resources that are a treasure house of information regarding epilepsy and its treatment options.
Healthcare providers in this specialty can benefit from the following resources provided on the website:
- A video on educational billing codes, which discusses the important ICD-9 and CPT codes related to epilepsy.
- Downloadable billing codes compendium that contains a summary of the important epilepsy treatment related billing codes.
- Epilepsy quality measure video, where Dr. Stern gives an overview of the epilepsy quality measures.
The quality measures for epilepsy were created under the initiative of the American Academy of Neurology, in which they were supported by other professional bodies focusing on epilepsy and its treatment. These quality measures would ensure that epileptic patients get the right care and attention right from the time of their first office visit.
In addition to the above, other topics include FAQ, agree/disagree statements, and an online polling question.
Reputable medical billing companies stay updated on all new resources appearing from time to time, and are therefore equipped to meet even the most challenging billing and coding requirements.