Be sure to check out the August 2012 – Vol. 13, Issue 8 – edition of Anesthesia & Pain Coder’s Pink Sheet. The Coder’s Pink Sheet, a newsletter brought to you by Decision Health, is the leading independent information service devoted exclusively to coding and billing anesthesia and pain services.
This month’s issue features some fascinating articles discussing topics that Hartley Medical has previously brought to light – such as, “CMS Plans to Smooth Out Hurdles for CRNAs Who Provide Chronic Pain Services” by Julia Kyles.
The “must-read” article, however, is “New Provision Means You Should Prepare to Bill Directly for Pain Pump Drugs” – also written by Kyles. This article discusses the proposed 2013 CMS provision that could potentially close the “incident to” loophole in billing for implanted drug device medications. The article also features quotes and recommendations on steps to prepare by Hartley Medical’s owner and pharmacist-in-charge, William A. Stuart, RPh and Director of Marketing, Craig Barkdull, MBA.
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