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Review good for spinal patients

March 24, 2014
Parkersburg News and Sentinel

One positive aspect of the Obamacare law rests with the new Medicare program called the Medicare Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electronic Reporter, or PEPPER. Hospitals throughout this state were made acutely aware of this program when Medicare began reviewing spinal surgeries and exposed a high error rate due to lack of medical necessity documentation resulting in a reduction in payments.



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