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MITA Applauds CMS for Creation of Medicare Coverage Pathway for Innovative Medical Technologies

The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA), the leading organization and collective voice of medical imaging equipment, radiopharmaceutical, contrast media, and focused ultrasound device manufacturers, today applauded the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for its recently issued final rule concerning the Medicare Coverage of Innovative Technology (MCIT) program.

KA Imaging Appoints Seasoned Industry Executives to Key Leadership Positions

Manufacturer KA Imaging has appointed Shawn Campbell as vice president of operations and Robert Moccia as vice president of sales, USA and Canada.

ICE Moves to May

Mark your calendar, the conference dedicated to imaging directors, radiology administrators and imaging engineers is moving to May 11-12 in sunny Ft. Lauderdale Beach, Florida.

oneSOURCE Creates Free Resource Page with Up-to-Date COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Today, oneSOURCE, an RLDatix company and leading healthcare management solution, announced a new COVID-19 vaccine resource page to assist healthcare professionals during the initial administration phases of the vaccine.

Writer Profile: Melody Mulaik

Melody Mulaik is a featured writer for ICE magazine’s billing and coding column. Melody is the president of Revenue Cycle Coding Strategies in Powder Springs, Georgia. The corporate office is located in Cedar Park, Texas. She has a masters of science in health systems and a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Melody’s certifications include CRA, RCC, RCC-IR, CPC and COC. In addition to managing a consulting and publishing firm with clients in all 50 states, Melody is an active presenter and writer in the specialty area of radiology coding, billing and compliance. When she is not working, she is an extensive traveler, travelling to all 50 states, as well as quite a few countries.

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Coding Certifications

There is always a lot of discussion in the health care industry about the need for “certified” coders and the potential benefits to health care entities that employ individuals who are credentialed in various aspects of coding, billing and compliance.

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E/M Opportunities?

One of the big items of discussion this year are the upcoming changes to Evaluation & Management (E/M) coding documentation and reimbursement. All radiology practices should be evaluating their practices’ patterns to determine if the new changes could yield new opportunities to bill for outpatient patient visits.

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AUC Pivot

By Melody Mulaik The testing period for Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) implementation is almost over – well not quite. While there was no information in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) Proposed Rule released...

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PET/CT or PET and CT?

By Melody Mulaik Positron emission tomography (PET) is a nuclear medicine study that creates cross-sectional tomographic (3D) images of the metabolic activity in the patient’s tissues. The scan is performed after intravenous injection of a radiopharmaceutical. The...

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