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Submissions Now Being Accepted for the 2019 ASCRS•ASOA Annual Meeting

Get involved and help shape the Annual Meeting program by submitting your instructional courses, scientific films, papers, posters and photos for the 2019 ASCRS•ASOA Annual Meeting, May 3-7 in San Diego, California. The deadline to submit courses, films, papers and posters is Wednesday, October 17. The deadline for photo submissions is Friday, January 11, 2019.

Medical Community Advocacy Prompts Anthem to Fully Rescind Payment Cuts for E&M Codes Billed with Modifier 25

Following reports that Anthem notified physicians in many states that it will begin reducing payments by 50% for evaluation and management (E&M) codes reported with a Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) modifier 25, the medical community intervened to prevent the cuts. In response, Anthem has announced that it will not move forward with its planned payment cuts. Last month, Anthem had originally responded to the medical community’s advocacy by lowering the proposed reduction to 25%.

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