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Anybody going next week?


I'm anticipating hearing some bad news at the practice management seminar.
 
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We are offering a $10 discount on the 1 day Niagara Falls tour to all attendees of the the ISIS Annual Meeting. All you need to do is make a reservation on www.niagaratours.ca and on the day show the tour guide that you are part of the ISIS Annual Meeting.

The tour's regular online price is $79. Your discount is $69. The tour bus picks up from all Toronto hotels including the Fairmont Royal York hotel.

Offer expires July 31st.
 

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wow... unbelievable who gets to read and post on this forum!
 

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Practice management meeting was terrifying-just saying.
 

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Practice management meeting was terrifying-just saying.
Can't anyone enlighten us on the high points for those of us who couldn't make it to the meeting?
 

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next year in Hawaii
 

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I hate doing annual meetings in tropical locations. It's too hard for me to pay attention to someone blabbering on and on about the finer points of theoretical/academic issues that really have no clinical value to me, when there is a beach a hundred yards away. Let alone doing that for several days in a row. I always end up skipping out on the last day of lectures. Sometimes skipping a lot more than that.

All meetings should be held in North Dakota in February.

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Can't anyone enlighten us on the high points for those of us who couldn't make it to the meeting?
Medicare conversion fee is getting a 8% hit
RAC will be upon everyone
Increased scrutiny for facet/MBB
Bundling will eliminate fluoro reimbursement for procedures
CMS proposed a 20% cut in reimbursement for procedures with killing off consults
And this excludes all the wonderful news coming out of congress...
 

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Medicare conversion fee is getting a 8% hit
RAC will be upon everyone
Increased scrutiny for facet/MBB
Bundling will eliminate fluoro reimbursement for procedures
CMS proposed a 20% cut in reimbursement for procedures with killing off consults
And this excludes all the wonderful news coming out of congress...
killing off consults, what does that mean?? no reimbursements for consults at all?
And bundling means no fluuro reimbursement for procedures? so besides for safety, no benefit to use fluoro then in the future?? doesn't make sense.
 

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1) fluoro will be bundled in these procedures - and they will change the CPT codes to reflect that it is considered part of the process --- ie: no transforaminals, facets, SI joints, RF without fluoro -- however just because they bundle it doesn't mean they will pay more.

2) they are getting rid of consults --- we can still do consults but we can only bill as new patients...
 

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CMS proposed a 20% cut in reimbursement
21% actually, and is it across the baord, not just for procedures.

This is if the SGR remains in place, and no fix is implemented - a VERY unlikely scenario.
 

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And bundling means no fluuro reimbursement for procedures? so besides for safety, no benefit to use fluoro then in the future?? doesn't make sense.
Any two codes that are utilized together more than 50% of the time will be combined. Such combination triggers an automatic re-valuation (or alternatively, creation of an entirely new code). Not at all a certainty that the total value of fluoro will go away once the RUC takes another look.