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Get to know Lynette Peterson

In elementary school, Lynette Peterson aspired to become a computer programmer. Much to her surprise, most of her adult career has focused on business management, process modeling and business quality principles while not working on computers daily; many of the same skills apply. Backed by over 20 years of experience, Lynette is a business management

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Get to know Susan West

Easy-going and faithful are two words that friends and family would use to describe compliance auditor and internal review specialist Susan West.  As a fourth grader, Susan had dreams of becoming a practicing veterinarian until she fell in love with medical records and coding in college. Now, over 35 years later, she is essential to

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ACE Alert: ACE Team Update The Legend is Headed to The Beach

An Update from Devona   Dear Clients and Friends, I am writing to announce my retirement, effective September 30, 2022. It has been a privilege to serve you over the past 35 years, and I will miss all the challenges of anesthesia and pain management coding, billing, and compliance.  As many of you know, ACE

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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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