Allied Healthcare Documentation

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The 2015 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule, published in the July 11 Federal Register, includes a proposal (section II.B.4) to transition all CPT codes currently assigned a 10-day global period to a 0-day global period in 2017. Codes assigned a 90-day global period would transition to a 0-day global period in 2018. The impact of this significant change could be broad and substantial in many ways. The reimbursement structure for surgical procedures will of course change altogether, with the surgeon foreseeably receiving less per procedure on the front end and creating more required billing processes during the post-op period. It

Upon visiting this year’s American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) conference in Salt Lake City, Utah I am bewildered at the path our country is taking in the name of “improving” healthcare. Do we really want/need our physicians entering data in a computer? Is this what we believe “quality” healthcare is? If so, let me get this straight…what we are saying is after four years of undergraduate schooling and four years of medical school, with three to eight years of internships and residency (depending on the area of specialty); so in total, after spending between 11 and 16 years of training,


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