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  • What data has been reported about you?

    This is a memorandum from Medicare that may be of interest to you. Note that if you wish to challenge data, it probably should be done by May 21.The Centers fo…

  • What has the Advocacy Council been doing for you?

    On behalf of allergists, the Advocacy Council of ACAAI (formerly JCAAI) has recently identified three issues we thought were important enough to comment on and…

  • Don’t get burned by Sunshine Act data!

    Since August 1, 2013, the Physician Payments Sunshine Act (Sunshine Act) has required manufacturers of drugs, medical devices and biologicals used in federal h…

  • Is your EHR technology certified?

    Medicare (CMS) believes that in order to capture and/or share patient data efficiently, providers will need an electronic health record (EHR) that stores data …

  • SGR repealed, CHIP extended, what’s next?

    On April 14, the United States Senate joined the House of Representatives in overwhelmingly approving H.R. 2, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act …

  • Sorting out modifier -59 changes

    Modifier -59 is not only the most used modifier, but it’s also one of the most abused. Modifier -59 is used to indicate that a procedure or service was distinc…

  • Coding and payment

    NCCI edits: billing for pulmonary function tests and consultations on the same dayThe national correct coding initiative (NCCI) had published an edit in early …

  • What’s an allergist to do on April 1?

    On March 26, by a vote of 392 - 37, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 2, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, which, among other th…

  • Not enough PQRS measures for you to report?

    Successful PQRS quality measure reporting for 2015 requires physicians to report on nine quality measures across three quality domains for 50 percent of eligib…

  • What PQRS measures apply to allergists?

    PQRS Measure NumberMeasure TitleMeasure DescriptionNQS DomainMeasure Type051Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD): Spirometry EvaluationPercentage of pa…

  • Are you prepared for ICD-10-CM?

    As the implementation of ICD-10 is only six months away, now is the time to assess your readiness for the change and think about how this new system will affec…

  • Statement on bronchial thermoplasty

    Bronchial thermoplasty is a well-studied treatment for patients with very severe asthma who continue to be symptomatic despite maximal medical treatment includ…

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