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Pre-Authorization Nation: The Growing Challenge for Medical Practices

“Mother, may I?” was the familiar refrain from an old-school children’s game that required obtaining permission before proceeding forward. If you failed to first ask permission, you were sent back to the starting point. Standing in opposition to this concept is the modern meme that says it’s better to act now and apologize later than […]

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Flex Your RN Muscle: Giving Flexibility to Your Nursing Staff

Now that summer is nearly upon us (officially starts June 20), many are giving serious consideration to how they’re going to look in beachwear. A toned body can create the impression of fitness. But to get into that kind of shape, one must be dedicated to a disciplined diet and exercise program. Part of a […]

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Fair Market Value for Anesthesia Practices

The notion of a fair market value (FMV) analysis is very common in real estate. The intent is to determine the price that a reasonable buyer should pay a qualified seller for a property. What does the concept have to do with anesthesia practices? The fact is that CMS guidelines require an FMV to ensure […]

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Medicare to Deny Anesthesia for Facet Injections

The trend continues. At least as it concerns Medicare, times are getting harder for anesthesia providers in the context of pain injection procedures. As you will recall, Medicare published a policy three years ago, advising that anesthesia for facet joint interventions would rarely be reimbursed. The policy was worded thusly: General anesthesia is considered not […]

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Pushing Against the Pillars of Power: AHA Makes Its Case to CMS

An ancient account tells of a single man who was pitted against an entire community, including its rulers and a throng of thousands. But when push came to shove, it was the solitary underdog who prevailed. How did he accomplish such a feat? He undermined the pillars on which the entire edifice was built. Pushing […]

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Cracking the Code: Qualifying and Quantifying the QZ Modifier

It was called the Enigma machine. During WWII, it was Germany’s fail-safe encryption device that would secure all communications between its fleet of U-boats and the naval high command. A coded message would go out and be received. The message could only be deciphered using the Enigma. If the allies could only get their hands […]

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An Ounce of Prevention: The Increasing Priority of Compliance Programs

BY JUSTIN VAUGHN, MDIVVice President of Anesthesia Compliance, Coronis Health, Pineville, LA Among the maxims we Americans have heard and repeated over the decades is one that lauds a common-sense approach to preparedness and self preservation: “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” The old chestnut is actually profound for those who […]

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Community, Collaboration, Critical Access and Cash

BY DANIEL DOUGLASVice President of Operations, Hospital Division, Coronis Health, Boston, MA No, the “four Cs” represented above are not categories for diamond characteristics or qualities. Although these qualities can lead to brilliance and treasured outcomes when performed the “Coronis Way” in this space.  Community, collaboration, critical access and cash represent the aspects and qualities […]

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The Corporate Transparency Act: What It Means For You

BY CHRISTOPER H. RYAN, ESQ.Taft, Southfield, MI The Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) took effect in January, 2024, and it is likely to impact the vast majority of businesses of all shapes and sizes and in nearly every sector of the economy. Given how new the law is, combined with mounting legal challenges questioning its legitimacy, […]

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