CPT Changes to +15777 Implantation of Biologic Implant Code for CY 2013 For CY 2013, the CPT Editorial Panel has modified the descriptor for add on code +15777 and has limited this code's use to biologic implants placed into breast and/or
CT Imaging CMS OpportunitiesWith the adoption of in-office CT technologies, there is an emphasis on quality and safety. Standardization through accreditation has become a reimbursement requirement for many third party payers. Formalized
In January, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced plans to utilize its newly established Healthcare and Payment Learning and Action Network to begin moving Medicare payments through Alternative Payment Models.
2014Stephen Maturo, MDBrooke Army Medical CenterDavid Tunkel, MDJohns Hopkins University2013 Scott E. Brietzke, MD MPHIndividualized clinical practice guidelines: the next step in the evidence-based health care evolution?Richard K.
Congratulations to the 2015 Cochrane Scholars!Matthew Brigger, MD, MPH, CDR, MC, USN Naval Medical Center San Diego, CAArtur Gevorgyan, MD, MSc, FRCSCLakeridge Health CorporationJonathan Liang, MDThe Permanente Medical GroupNoah Parker, MDThe Voice C
What are Appropriate Use Criteria?Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) specify when it is appropriate to use a procedure. An "appropriate" procedure is one for which the expected health benefits exceed the expected health risks by a wide margin.