Evaluation and Management (E&M) Split (or Shared) Visits – 2022 Summary of Changes

The 2022 Final Rule defines split (or shared) visits as evaluation and management (E&M) visits in the facility setting that are performed in part by both the physician and a non-physician practitioner (NPP) who are in the same group, in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.

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Is Automation the Answer in Auditing?

Ask Kathy Pride, and she’ll tell you: there are two ways for healthcare providers to perform proactive auditing of their claims. There’s the old way—and there’s the better way. The […]

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CMS Dramatically Increases Penalties for Price Transparency Non-Compliance – Panacea Responds with a No-Cost Consultation

ST. PAUL, MN – With the dramatic increase in civil penalties announced by the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Panacea Healthcare Solutions, Inc., the leading experts in hospital […]

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Document Your Leftovers: The JW Modifier and How to Use It

On Jan. 1, 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) began requiring the use of the JW modifier. The JW modifier is appended […]

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Mergers + Acquisitions: Is Your Chargemaster Strategy Sound?

Expansion—through mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and other strategic partnerships—has become an important tool in a hospital’s strategic wheelhouse. As your footprint expands to encompass the entire continuum of care, how […]