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When was the last time you checked?

View this email in your browser WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CHECKED?   The Office of Inspector General announced Monday that a self-disclosure reported by the University of South…

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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…

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ATTENTION PROVIDERS: PERFORMING FACET BLOCKS

ACE Clients:  We want to bring to your attention the following Contractor Advisory Committee Meeting.  This is the first time we have seen a multijurisdictional CAC meeting and it looks…

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COVID-19 Adaptations Requires Preparation for Practices to Succeed

As Darwin taught us: “It is NOT the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change.”Things will…

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ACE Alert- Is Help on the Way for Your Medical Practice?

The details of the Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund (PHSSEF) are just now being released.  While writing this, the bill has not been passed through both houses, there…

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ACE Alert – Clarification on Telephone Only Visits April 2, 2020

As we continue to receive updates and changes regarding coding and billing for Telehealth and Telemedicine services, it’s important to slow down and evaluate what has or has not changed…

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The 3 Second Rule Saves Lives and Medical Practices Alike – By Grant Scott, MA

In most cases, there will be a better outcome if the pilot takes 3 seconds to think about options and solutions to mitigate impending disaster. Pilots are taught “The 3…

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Update on 2020 Anesthesia and Pain Management Coding

Well friends, we are more than halfway through the first quarter and as predicted, the new CPT codes and updates are causing problems for anesthesia and pain management groups.  I…

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CMS Covers Acupuncture

In a surprising announcement, CMS made a national decision summary that now allows for coverage for acupuncture as a treatment for chronic low back pain.  But before everyone gets all…

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Planning for 2020

2020 is here and it is time for you to take a few moments and really think about the compliance activities needed for your practice.  There are a couple of…

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