According to the MGMA Legislative and Executive Advocacy Response Network report on the ACA Insurance Exchange Implementation in September 2013, 29.2 percent of physicians plan to participate in the ACA exchange products.
Psychological distress can have an impact on outcomes for spinal disorder treatment, and a new article in The Spine Journal has identified clinical predictors of psychological distress.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have delayed the meaningful use program roll-out of the EHR Incentive Program, according to a Spine on the Hill report.
The House of Representatives passed a bipartisan budget yesterday that would impact Medicare payment cuts to physicians if passed by the Senate, according to a Medscape Medical News report.
At the 2013 NASS Annual Meeting, Joseph S. Cheng, MD, MS, associate professor of neurologic surgery and orthopedic surgery and director of the neurosurgery spine program at Vanderbilt University gave a presentation titled "Who's to Blame? When Physicians Rely on Medical Device Representatives for Instruction."
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The North American Spine Society and Alliance of Specialty Medicine made several recommendations to the Senate Finance and Ways and Means Committee as they considered changes to the sustainable growth rate, and while many were incorporated NASS still has concerns, according to a Spine on the Hill blog post.
The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery recently published a retrospective matched case control study examining the association between perioperative allogeneic transfusion volume and postoperative infection for lumbar spine surgery patients.
Among the top 15 CPT codes identified for improper payment include CPT 99205 and 99215 for orthopedics procedures, according to a report from AAOS Now.
The MGMA Cost Survey Report: 2013 Report Based on 2012 Data shows that medical practice expense per full-time equivalent physician for information technology has climbed to $19,439.