ACE Team Articles

ACE Alert: Images matter

ULTRASOUND GUIDANCE Radiology documentation needs to be checked.   It is becoming more common for audits to challenge the radiology component for lines and post-operative pain blocks.  In reviewing the NCCI Radiology Chapter 9, the ACE team wants to remind providers of what is required for billing. We have bolded what we believe will be

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ACE Alert: Physician Fee Schedule Insights

Physician Fee Schedule Insights By now, everyone is aware of the CMS proposed rule published in July. Comments are due to CMS by September 6th, so you still have time to voice your opinion. To view the CMS summary of the proposed rule, go to:  https://www.cms.gov/newsroom/fact-sheets/calendar-year-cy-2023-medicare-physician-fee-schedule-proposed-rule.  Much has been published about the payment cuts of

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ACE Alert: Back To School Limited Offer You Won’t Want to Miss

Back to School Sale 2 of Our Most Requested Training Topics + 2 CEUs = a Great deal We wanted to allow you to get two great pieces of training, one on Critical Care and one on Coding Ancillary Lines. For this limited-time offer through Friday, September 2, you can get both training videos and

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ACE Alert: Right on Time

ANESTHESIA TIME A friendly reminder   In the past month, we have had several inquires regarding anesthesia time and what is billable.  We thought a simple reminder might benefit everyone! The definition of anesthesia time has not changed.    Per the NCCI guidelines in Chapter 2:   “Anesthesia time is defined as the period during

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ACE Audit Software Give your team the tools to do it the ACE way!   We are excited to announce that our audit software is now available for groups to use!  The ACE experts have used this software for over 25 years and are confident your team will benefit from using this great software! Ask yourself

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ACE Alert: Summer vacation is almost over!

Summer vacation is almost over!  The ACE team is ready to work with you this fall   Summertime is relaxing and usually involves a couple of great vacations!  The ACE team hopes you are having a fun summer on a beach somewhere!  However, we are already preparing for our busiest time booking services for this fall, and

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