When integral component services have their own Health Care Procedure Coding System or Current Procedural Terminology (HCPCS/CPT) codes, CCI edits place the comprehensive service in Column One and the component ... CPT codes that are mutually exclusive,
There are huge profits in ordering unnecessary tests, doing unnecessary procedures, admitting people who should stay home, making a payment system that is intentionally incomprehensible, and paying politicians to see only
Now wouldn't it have made more sense for the FDA to review the literature and consult experts about what optimal testing of donors and safeguards should be for the procedure
All forum participants believe that inappropriate testing, unnecessary procedures and interventions, and other low-value services have resulted in a serious, international problem of rising cost of medical care, in addition ... Realign incentives to
Some insurance companies will not cover procedures in our ASC so these patients must get scoped at the hospital instead. ... Why does this matter? Because the insurance company may require that the patient pay a greater share for a diagnostic procedure?
One said to do 1 thing which would require another one to do a procedure. ... But the procedure-doing doctor didn't feel so much like that was needed.
Just as there are esteemed clinicians who might tell their older patients,‘ Well, you are just older, why bother,’ there are others who might push them to procedures for which benefits ... For elderly patients, decisions about device therapy and
Patients with the device will not be able to undergo MRI procedures because the magnetic beads interfere.
of Medicare data (2009 to 2013) on 8 generally elective surgical procedures: knee and hip replacement, laparoscopic cholecystectomy, lumbar spinal fusion (broken out by anterior and posterior approach),“ complete” prostatectomy, transurethral
He had similarly harsh prescriptions for practitioners of general internal medicine--think procedures and meds instead of snack food.