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BSM/Rose Offer Respected Medicare-based Newsletter

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 9:00 AM

BSM News, BSM Products and Services, Billing, Coding & Compliance

Written by: E. Ann Rose

E. Ann Rose
Former Senior Consultant

Now that Rose & Associates is a division of BSM Consulting, we are excited to share our newsletter, The Messenger, with you. The newsletter is written for doctors, nurses, technicians, billers, coders, and anyone else in an ophthalmology practice who wants to stay abreast of Medicare’s ever-evolving coding and compliance rules.

The Messenger is a paid subscription-based newsletter published six times a year specifically for the ophthalmology specialty. The newsletter is designed to assist ophthalmology practices with the often ambiguous and ever-changing Medicare coding and reimbursement guidelines. It’s a multi-page newsletter that is quick and easy to read and features up-to-date articles and a section of frequently asked coding questions in every issue.

Here is a brief list of topics we’ve previously covered in The Messenger:

  • Medicare physician and ASC fee schedule annual updates
  • Office of Inspector (OIG) annual work plan updates
  • Upcoding
  • Effective charting
  • Retina coding
  • Annual CPT changes
  • Orders for tests
  • Eyelid surgeries
  • Complex cataract billing
  • Signature requirements
  • Medicare audit updates
  • Avoiding fraud and abuse
  • And many more coding and billing tips

Those of us who are part of the Rose & Associates division of BSM Consulting are always attune to what is going on with Medicare and other payers. We strive to keep our clients and newsletter subscribers aware of any changes in Medicare policies or guidelines. The Messenger is a convenient and straightforward way for us to share that information directly with you and your practice.

On that note, I’d like to share with you a little history behind the newsletter’s name: The Messenger. Whenever my late husband, Bill Rose, would speak to doctors at national meetings, there was always one doctor in every meeting who vehemently disagreed with what he was teaching. His favorite response was “Don’t shoot the messenger.” In 1995, when we decided to start this newsletter, the first thing that came to my mind was to name it The Messenger. As the name implies, we don’t write the rules, we just pass them along to our clients in a format that is easy to understand.

We welcome the opportunity to provide you with the same — critical information to assist you in maintaining Medicare compliance within your practice. It’s what we do, and we would love to share that knowledge with you.

Wouldn’t you like to have a reliable resource containing the latest coding and documentation rules at your fingertips? The Messenger is just that. Let us help you solve the Medicare mystery.

MORE ONLINE: Click here to read a sample of The Messenger. To subscribe to the newsletter, click here or call BSM customer support at 866-220-3184.  

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