In December 2015, Medicare updated their PECOS Frequently Asked Questions Fact Sheet to help make the Medicare enrollment process more transparent for providers. Whether you already are a PECOS user or are wondering why you should be, here are a few other things to know about PECOS.
Giving individuals the right to access and receive a copy of their health information is one of the basic tenets of the HIPAA Privacy Rule. The Office for Civil Rights has issued new guidelines for how providers must respond to patient requests for health information.
For anesthesiologists, assigning the physical status of the patient is an important indicator for patient care as well as for correct coding and billing. Researchers have found that using ASA’s published examples makes physicians’ selections more consistent.