Medical Coding: 10 Most Expensive Prescription Drugs

Prescription Drugs Did you know there are several prescriptions in the US that cost more than $100,000 per year? The ten most expensive prescription drugs currently approved by the FDA are: 1. Solaris: $409,500 annually. The drug, created by Alexion Pharmaceuticals, treats hemoglobinuria – a rare blood disease. Some 8,000 Americans are treated for this, [...]

By |February 15th, 2012|Blog, Coding and Billing|0 Comments

Transcending Practice Management

Practice Management The Obama administration announced a new Health and Human Services task force for uncovering Medicaid waste and fraud. This comes just one week after 91 people, including physicians and nurses, were arrested nationally for a $295 million dollar Medicare scam. When was the last time you reviewed your billing practices? If auditors arrived [...]

By |December 1st, 2011|Blog|0 Comments

Guidelines To Determine ‘Incident-to’ Billing

'Incident-to' Billing Originally published in Pain Medicine News; reprinted with permission November 2011 —Tory McJunkin, MD, Paul Lynch, MD, Sagar Gondalia, and Ryan Tapscott, PhD   Dear Arizona Pain Specialists, I have a small pain medicine practice, but we’re expanding fast. Our model for patient care relies heavily on the work of nurse practitioners and [...]

By |November 1st, 2011|Blog, Pain Medicine News|0 Comments