You Can Use:Topics:Billing and Coding:GeneralPAMED's Practice Support Team saves you time and money with the latest information on billing and coding issues. Specialty Code for Hospitalists Takes Effect April 1, 2017<p>​The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has established a new Hospitalist physician specialty code that takes effect on April 1, 2017. </p> You Should Know about 2017 CPT Code Changes for Flu Vaccination and More <p class="MsoNormal">Effective Jan. 1, 2017, there were CPT code changes for both influenza vaccines and health risk assessments. Here’s a quick look at what physicians and practices should know about the changes.</p> Changes to Certain HCPCS Codes Took Effect on Jan. 1, 2017<p>​Find out what physicians and practices should know about changes to certain HCPCS codes that took effect on Jan. 1, 2017.<br></p> of Short Stay Hospital Claims Have Resumed as of Sept. 12, 2016<p>​The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced that initial inpatient status reviews to determine the appropriateness of Medicare Part A payment for short hospital stays have resumed as of Sept. 12, 2016. <br></p> conference billingBilling for a Family Conference without the Patient Present ​If a patient’s relative requests an appointment to discuss the patient’s condition or course of treatment without having them present, can this family conference be billed and if so who gets the bill? Practice Administrators;#Members Only;#

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