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Medicare Releases Revised Parts A & B Appeals Process Booklet

Medicare has posted its revised Parts A & B Appeals Process Booklet on the Medicare Learning Network (MLN). The booklet informs health care professionals about each level of appeal in Medicare Fee-For-Service (FFS) a...
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2018 Pain Management Salary Survey Results: Does Your Pay Slay or Is it Just OK?

 Does your pay slay or is it just OK?

 
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AmeriHealth Applies New Frequency Limits to Trigger Point Injections

AmeriHealth of New Jersey has announced a policy change effective April 1, 2019 limiting the frequency of trigger point injections that will be covered. The revised policy limits the number of injections to a maximum num...
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Pain Management Codes Posted

The Coding and Reimbursement Committee has updated the coding information available on the AAPM website. New charts have been posted that include information concerning Medicare's 2019 Relative Value Units (RVUs) for cod...
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New, Revised Pain Assessment/ Management Standards for Behavioral Health Care, Home Care, Nursing Care to Be Introduced

Effective July 1, 2019, new and revised pain assessment and management standards will be applicable to Joint Commission-accredited behavioral health care, home care and nursing care center programs.

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Alliance Against Opioid Abuse Releases Toolkit for Pharmacists

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2019 Changes—Don’t Miss Out on Needed Information

by Emily Hill, PA, AAPM Coding Consultant If you missed the AAPM live webinar on December 13, it's not too late to get the information you need for a successful practice in 2019. The webinar titled, Preparing for 2019: U...
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Changes for Neurostimulator Coding

  by Emily Hill, PA, AAPM Coding Consultant CPT 2019 made significant changes to the codes and guidelines for neurostimulator services. Code 64550 (Application of surface (transcutaneous) neurostimulator (e.g.TENS))...
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Update Regarding Risk of Tissue Overheating Due to Inaccurate Magnetic Resonance Thermometry

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Use Caution with Implanted Pumps for Intrathecal Administration of Medicines for Pain Management: FDA Safety Communication

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