Blog Posts by Date: Dec 2021


Pathology Clinical Consultations 2022 Code Additions

The 2022 changes to the CPT codebook include a makeover for the Pathology Clinical Consultation section, eliminating the 80500 and 80502 codes that have been in use since 1997. The CAP CPT Editorial Panel proposed a review of the 80500 and 80502 codes after a study identified these services as potentially misvalued in addition to noting...

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Mitigating Hospital Margin Challenges in 2022

A shortage of nurses and other workers will continue to weaken the financial performance of for-profit and not-for-profit hospitals in 2022, according to the latest Moody’s Healthcare Quarterly. “The sharp rise in COVID-19 cases in various regions of the US has contributed to a wave of nurses, often burned out, resigning to take care of family,...

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2022 MIPS Final Rule Changes and 8 Key Takeaways for Pathology Practices

Based on their practice size, specialty, location, or patient population, clinicians have two tracks to choose from in the CMS Quality Payment Program: Participants who qualify as Advanced APM participants receive a 5% incentive for achieving threshold levels of payments and patients. All other...

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How Precision Medicine and Data Analytics Impact the Journey of Patients with Cancer

Earlier this year, I had the pleasure of co-authoring an article in Oncology Practice Management with Randy Erickson, RN, MBA, Chief Executive Officer of Utah Cancer Specialists and Linh Mekuria, MPA, clinical informaticist with XIFIN, Inc. The article, titled “The Intersection of Precision Medicine and Data Analysis in the Community Oncology...

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