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Emergency Medicine

Changes to INSPECT Program Clarify Guidelines and Penalties

Starting January 1, 2019, all Hoosier healthcare providers who hold a controlled substance registration are required to register for Indiana’s INSPECT program and some practitioners are required to check the database before prescribing an opioid or benzodiazepine to a patient. A recent update to the law clarifies the requirements and moves the law from criminal statute to professional licensing statute. READ MORE

Anthem to Implement Post-Pay Reviews for ED Level 5 Claims in Some States; Indiana Currently Excluded

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield recently announced a new policy of post payment reviews of professional ER claims billed with level 5 E/M codes. The new policy is being implemented to “ensure documentation meets or exceeds the components necessary to support its billing,” according to Anthem, and will begin August 1. Indiana and a few other states currently are excluded. READ MORE

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