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Articles written by Barbara Cataletto

CMS Pilot Program: Auditing Spine Fusion

by Barbara Cataletto, MBA, CPC | Oct 2012

CMS commenced a pilot program that involves auditing a spine practice staple: spine fusion. DRG 460 represents a spine fusion, not including cervical, and is characteristically the basic code utilized for spinal fusion for our patient base that does not involve large deformity corrections, tumors or ... Read more »

Restructuring Your Office for Success: Eight Key Elements

by Barbara Cataletto, MBA, CPC | Jul 2010

Now is the time for spine practices to focus on revenue generation. The ability to capture the right information and secure the highest reimbursement depends upon your operational and staffing expertise. The typical billing office usually contains “the girls” who handle the billing. This was goo ... Read more »