CC-AACE Membership

We are pleased to announce that the CC-AACE now offers online membership renewal. Please click here to renew your membership today.

To join the CC-AACE Membership, please return a Membership Application by mail or fax, or join CC-AACE online.


2017 CC-AACE Annual Meeting

Registration is open!
2017 CC-AACE Annual Meeting
August 25-27 @ Pinehurst
Program & Registration: http://www.cvent.com/d/15q2y9

  • Online Registration
  • Download the registration brochure for complete program details.
  • Accommodations: For room reservations, please use the form in the brochure, or call the Pinehurst Resort at (800) 487-4653 and request the Carolinas Chapter-AACE group rate.
  • Sponsorship & Exhibiting Opportunities: Help ensure a successful meeting by sharing the Exhibitor Prospectus with the product and service representatives who call on your practice.
  • CME Credit Statement: The Southern Regional AHEC designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • Questions? Contact Nancy Lowe, nlowe@ncmedsoc.org, 919-833-3836 ext. 111.


UHC Notice – Elimination of Consultation Reimbursement

The June 2017 edition of the United Healthcare Bulletin includes notification that UHC will discontinue payment of CPT codes for consultation services (99241-99245 and 99251-99255). The change is effective October 1, 2017. A copy of the notice appears below. I wanted you to be aware in the event this change will impact your practice.

In taking this action, UHC will become the first major carrier to stop paying for consultation codes. Recognizing the detrimental impact that this change will have on patient access to specialty care, the NCSOHNS and the North Carolina Medical Society, along with several other state medical and specialty societies, have signed on to a letter urging UHC to reconsider the policy change or, at the least, to delay implementation until providers have adequate time to properly prepare for the policy change.



UnitedHealthcare Commercial Reimbursement Policies
Revision to the Consultation Services Reimbursement Policy

Effective for claims with dates of service on or after Oct. 1, 2017, UnitedHealthcare will reimburse the appropriate evaluation and management (E/M) procedure code which describes the office visit, hospital care, nursing facility care, home service or domiciliary/rest home care reported in lieu of a consultation services procedure code. This notification will be the first of several communications to clarify this change in reimbursement strategy supporting our commitment to the Triple Aim of improving health care services, health outcomes and overall cost of care.

UnitedHealthcare will align with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and no longer reimburse consultation services represented by CPT codes 99241-99245 and 99251-99255. At the time of the original CMS decision to no longer recognize these consultation services procedure codes, UnitedHealthcare began pursuit of data analysis and trending to better understand the use of consultation services codes as reported in the treatment of our commercial members. Similar to CMS’s findings, our extensive data analysis has revealed misuse of consultation services codes for this population.

The current Relative Value Unit (RVU) assignments reflect numerous changes made during recent years to both E/M codes and other surgical services creating an overall budget neutral experience supporting this strategy as a more accurate reflection of services rendered.

AACEPAC

Your support of AACEPAC helps advance AACE’s legislative agenda and enhances the influence of AACE on Capitol Hill. Any amount you are willing to contribute will be greatly appreciated. You can contribute to AACEPAC and review additional information on the AACE website or by contacting Ms. Alysia Perry, Manager of Grassroots Activities, at aperry@aace.com or 904-353-7878 ext. 132.



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