AAOS Now, January 2010
Carville, Matalin to speak at Annual Meeting
Well-known political analysts will present bipartisan perspectives in All’s Fair: Love, War, and Politics Husband-and-wife political analysts James Carville and Mary Matalin are the presidential guest speakers for the 2010 Annual Meeting in New Orleans. Following an introduction by AAOS President Joseph D.
Medicare changes coding policy for consultation services
By Matthew Twetten Change may not affect other providers As of Jan. 1, 2010, Medicare stopped recognizing Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes for consultation services (CPT codes 99241– 99245 and 99251–99255). Although this is a significant change in Medicare payment policy, commercial payors have not yet adopted similar guidelines for consultation services.