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The Next Disruptive Evolution

One of my customers recently forwarded an article to me from the March 3rd, 2016 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. The article titled Uber’s Message for Healthcare and authored by Alan Detsky, M.D. and Alan Garber, M.D., struck a chord because it was introducing the concept of disruption from a business model perspective in the healthcare industry. While the article was quick to point out the vast differences between healthcare and taxi services, the conclusion arrived at by the authors is well represented by the following excerpt from the commentary:

Documenting Vascular Interventional Radiology Procedures

When documenting your vascular interventional radiology procedures, it is important to remember your audience extends far beyond the referring physician. On a regular basis, your report is scrutinized by a multitude of non clinical staff such as coders, auditors, billers, payers, and medical reviewers to name just a few...

2016 PQRS – FOCUS ON MEASURES 405 AND 406

The purpose of this newsletter is to alert you that clarifications for measures 405 and 406 have been made to the 2016 PQRS Reminder List which was posted in the January 2016 Radiology Views™. Below you will find detailed information regarding both of these measures along with a revised 2016 PQRS Reminder List.

Documenting Percentage of Stenosis

Whether you are documenting to meet PQRS Measure 195 requirements or are treating an arterial stenosis by PTA for medical necessity, it is the documentation of the percentage (%) of stenosis that counts. Terms such as “mild”, “moderate”, or “severe”, without the specified percentage (%) are not specific enough...
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