Sequestration Update

2% Payment Adjustment – Sequestration – Begins July 1, 2022 The Protecting Medicare and American Farmers from Sequester Cuts Act impact payments for all Medicare Fee-for-Service (FFS) claim: No payment adjustment through March 31, 2022 1% payment adjustment April 1 – June 30, 2022 2% payment adjustment beginning July 1, 2022 This applies to all (more…)

Prepare for the worst –

Hope for the best. The American Association of Breast Care Professionals & The International Society of Breast Care Professionals have partnered with NOAA as NOAA Weather Ambassadors to bring you the latest in disaster preparedness for you and your business. The Atlantic Hurricane Season 2022 begins Wednesday, June 1, and runs through November. What kind (more…)

Customer Service – Mastectomy Boutiques

Customer Service -Where Mastectomy Succeeds Anyone genuinely successful in sales and advertising has known for years that Customer Service is a big part of a sale. Unfortunately, the medical profession missed the memo. In many places, healthcare lags far behind other industries in valuing their customers. This lack of customer appreciation can be possibly attributed (more…)

Stress in mastectomy fitters

3 Simple ways to minimize effects The word “Stress” is a common enough word. It is a constant factor in most people’s lives and a term used to refer both to daily pressure and overwhelming situations. Stress is a cascade of physiological reactions to a challenge or demand, such as frustration, danger, anger, or anxiety. Short (more…)

Medically Unlikely Edits – Hidden Audits

Internal Audits Medically Unlikely Edits are a cost saver for insurance companies, but for post-mastectomy providers, they can adversely affect quality care. What exactly are Medically Unlikely Edits (MUEs) and why do we need to stay on top of their numbers? Originally, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) developed Medically Unlikely Edits (MUEs) on (more…)