Washington, DC-The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has begun to cover ocular photodynamic therapy (PDT) with verteporfin to treat select patients with subfoveal occult, but no classic choroidal neovascularization (CNV) associated with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and subfoveal minimally classic CNV.
Protecting patients' privacy has always been a top priority for physicians and staff alike, but now it is mandatory. By April 14, 2005, practices must have taken the necessary steps to comply with Title II of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996, which pertains to privacy of health data.
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Washington, DC-Reimbursement rates for some ophthalmic ultrasound procedures have gone up instead of down after the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) adjusted its new fee schedule.
Switching to electronic medical records (EMRs) is the smart thing to do. An EMR puts information-legible information, databases of it-right at your fingertips.
The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) is busy planning an exciting national publicity campaign to promote eye injury awareness and prevention to the public. But it still needs one thing-you!
Clinicians and information technology experts have made steady progress toward developing fully electronic health information systems, particularly in ophthalmology. However, as third-generation electronic health record (EHR) systems emerge on the market in 2004, a standard clinical terminology or reference set of clinical terms will be needed to support clinical documentation, decision support, and workflow.
Dorado, Puerto Rico-Physicians need to take a proactive approach to patient chart documentation as audit activity continues under the Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control Program, established under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996, said practice management expert Donna M. McCune, CCS-P, COE.
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