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General Surgery Coding Alert

Regulation:
Supreme Court ACA Ruling -- See What it Means for General Surgeons

You may experience short-term 'preventive care' bonus. Now that the Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of portions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), you'll need to make sure your practice is ready for changes that could affect your bottom line. Our experts have identified five hot topics that the law does -- and doesn't -- address that could impact your general surgery group: 1. Look for Preventive-Care Uptick Based on the Supreme Court ruling, \"there will continue to be a 'push' on preventive care,\" says Dennis Padget, MBA, CPA, FHFMA, president of DLPadget Enterprises Inc. in The Villages, Fla. That means you might see an increase in services such as screening colonoscopies for colon cancer. \"Millions of Americans are getting cancer screenings, mammograms and other preventive services for free thanks to the health care law,\" said HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius in a statement. 2. Anticipate Demise of 'Fee [...]