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How to Avoid Common Mistakes When Coding Hand Procedures

How to Avoid Common Mistakes When Coding Hand Procedures AAOSNow – March 2019  by Sarah Wiskerchen and Raymond Janevicius, MD Billing for hand procedures is among the most complex types of orthopaedic coding. Here, we highlight eight frequently encountered errors when coding hand procedures and how to fix them. Lack of specificity in documentation of tendon...

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Assess Whether Acquisition Makes Sense for Your Practice

Assess Whether Acquisition Makes Sense for Your Practice Physicians Practice – February 2019  by Karen Zupko “We said yes because the hospital offered us a ‘sweet deal.'” This was said by a senior surgeon and long-time client who called to report that operational integration had taken a nosedive just a few short months after his practice...

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Take A Bite Out of the No-Show Rate

Orthopaedics today — November 2018 by Karen Zupko, President More than half of the orthopedic practices that responded to the KarenZupko & Associates Inc. 2018 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons coding and reimbursement workshop pre-course survey (54%) said that no-shows are a “problem” in their offices. That is up from 38% in 2017 and 43%...

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Work RVU compensation formulas and surgery modifiers: To discount RVUs or not

Orthopaedics Today – September 2017 by Sarah Wiskerchen In hospital employment settings, as well as large groups, work relative value unit-based compensation agreements and formulas are often standard. Understanding how work relative value units are credited is an essential element of creating or negotiating relative value unit-based compensation. Our firm has found there is no...

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