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ACE ALERT: Holding Payors Accountable

View this email in your browser ACE Alert, March 31, 2021, Volume 13 CMS UPDATE!  MLN Connects Newsletter   Temporary Claims Hold Pending Congressional Action to Extend 2% Sequester Reduction Suspension Click for the Update Holding Payors Accountable By ACE Auditor: Donna Schlemmer The most effective way to hold payors accountable begins with letting technology work

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ACE helps you have confidence in your coding

View this email in your browser ACE Alert, March 24, 2021, Volume 12 ACE CODING SERVICES Whether you are a coder or you oversee coding in your practice, we understand the importance of getting it right! If you need full-service production coding assistance our team is available. Outsourcing your coding needs with the ACE team as your partner,

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How’s It Going?

View this email in your browser ACE Alert, March 17, 2021, Volume 11 How’s it Going? Evaluation and Management 2021   Judith L. Blaszczyk RN, CPC, ACS-PM, ICDCT-CM We are now in Q3 with putting the 2021 E&M guidelines into practice to document and select the levels for our outpatient/office visits.  The promises made for these

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Confused? We can help!

View this email in your browser Confused? We can help! Do the new 2021 coding guidelines have you feeling confused? You are not alone!  We have received a lot of questions that we plan to address during our ACE Code and Chat event on March 12th. Can we bill an E/M in conjunction with pre-op

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When was the last time you checked?

WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CHECKED? The Office of Inspector General announced Monday that a self-disclosure reported by the University of South Carolina for upcoding anesthesia services as medically directed when they should have been billed as medical supervision.  The $81,861.43 payback brings to light that every group should be checking to see that

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Get Ready to Work for Less

The CMS Proposed fee schedule was published yesterday, and it is not good news for medical practices.  The proposed 2021 RVU conversion factor is $32.26 (down from $36.09, a reduction of $3.83 per RVU) and the 2021 National anesthesia proposed rate is $19.96 (down from $22.20, a reduction of $2.24 per CF).  While 2020 continues

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