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Audit Forms We Do Not Like

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Here are three forms (2 pages each) that are currently being utilized in medical oncology audits – which we believe to be illegal. While these forms may be approved for use in certain specialties, they are not approved for auditors to utilize when performing oncology audits. These forms are also being shared by certified coders in the classroom at schools and during educational coding seminars across the country – which…

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Meaningful Data

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Medical Oncologists need to begin a process to define the value of meaningful data through the office note. Check out our latest Billing Brief newsletter that addresses the business of oncology drugs and how it relates to meaningful data. This is Part I in a series.

Oncology Practice Management Podcast Series: Value in Oncology

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Physicians and patients have one definition of value, while insurance companies have another. But, where has this disconnect come from? Oddly enough, not just oncologists, but many specialists may be under-coding for fear of audits. They therefore underutilize the level of complexity they are allowed. While this situation is bad enough, it has even more far reaching negative implications in the use of EMR systems. It’s time to face the…

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A Plea for New Coding

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Coding flaws are causing big problems for oncologists across the country. You know it, we know it. Improper and decreased reimbursements are leaving little choice but for small practices to close. Other practices are in debt to drug distributors to the tune of millions of dollars. Physicians are forced to seek other sources of revenue such as joint ventures with imaging centers. All of this inevitably increases costs to the…

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