AAOS Now, October 2018
Orthopaedic Practices Must Adapt Patient-acquisition Strategies
Clinical technology for orthopaedic surgeons has progressed tremendously over the past two decades. Surgeries that once lasted several hours and required large open incisions can now be performed with arthroscopes, fluoroscopy, and less-invasive approaches. After years of clinical research and outcome reporting, many clinical technologies have become standard in orthopaedic surgery.
Don't Be the Next Victim of Billing Fraud and Abuse
Every physician has scenarios they seek to avoid: bad nights on call, less than optimal outcomes, and the fear of malpractice suits. What many don’t think about are coding mistakes that could result in federal investigators knocking on the office door. Audits may uncover coding errors, resulting in stiff fines and even jail time.
Answers to Five Common Coding Questions
In this article, we discuss five concerns from surgeons and their staff that are currently “trending.” 1. Vendor advice = a flashing yellow light Question: Our orthopaedic surgeon recently performed a single-level anterior cervical diskectomy and fusion and reported Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes 22853 and 22845 for the intervertebral biomechanical device and anterior instrumentation.