In an effort to improve quality of care in nursing home, CMS has been reviewing PQRS quality measures and offering provider training through a variety of mediums. Antipsychotic drug use is just one of the measures being reviewed. The MLN Connects Provider eNews for February 12, 2015 included the following notice about the trends in antipsychotic drug use and the results are promising:

Antipsychotic Drug use in Nursing Homes: Trend Update

The global surgical package, also called global surgery, includes all necessary services normally

furnished by a surgeon before, during, and after a procedure. Medicare payment for the surgical

procedure includes the pre-operative, intra-operative and post-operative services routinely performed by the surgeon or by members of the same group with the same specialty. Physicians in the same group practice who are in the same specialty must bill and be paid as though they were a single physician.


InstaCode's upcoming ICD-10-CM speciality coding books have coding tips to help refine the particular codes or groups of codes, such as “Code First” and “Use Additional Code."

NOTE: This information and much more can be found at InstaCode Institute, with over 20 specialty books to help you transition to ICD-10. These books will be available January 2015. You can pre-order your specialty book beginning October 15th.

With low introductory pricing of $99, you can’t afford not to purchase a book for your speciality!

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