Many questions have been raised over the past several weeks about the training and qualifications of personnel performing bone densitometry after several facilities received letters of denial upon submission of Medicare Enrollment application CMS-855B. The denial letters had the following language: “77080 in order to bill for the code above, you must add a technician in Attachment 2D Credentialed by ARRT: R.T. ,BD or ISCD: … Continue reading Update on Medicare Requirements for Staff Performing Bone Densitometry
One of my favorite late night shows was Jay Leno and his segments on “Jaywalking” This segment had Jay going to a public park or boardwalk and interviewing people with common questions. The questions were generally current events, current politics, or some common knowledge such as the capital of a state, or my favorite Question: “Why did women burn their bras in the ‘60”s (meaning … Continue reading Is It Apathy or Is It Ignorance?
A petition to reinstate the required administrative rule from the Texas Department of State Health Services, Bureau of Radiation Control is gaining momentum. This administrative rule was published and went through the regular ruled making process in 2012-2013. A similar rule has been implemented in California, Alaska, Colorado, Massachusetts, and Oregon. A recommendation to the nation for implementation of similar rules in every state is … Continue reading Radiation Protection and Politics
So here I sit on New Year’s Eve contemplating this year of 2014. I will not be sad to leave it behind and as the eternal optimist I look forward to a better year in 2015. It’s a surprise that we can get up every morning if we listen to the media. So much hate, so much violence, so much war, so much obesity, so … Continue reading Bang Head Here!
Several of my friends, independently, have told me their stories about their experiences with Obamacare. All the stories are similar in many ways and entail recounting of large deductibles and small coverage. The news media has recounted different stories, each with a different problem, but basically all with the same theme. My favorite of the most recent ones in my realm is of a wife … Continue reading Are We Sinking Ourselves in Medical Debt?
This controversy continues to hold the spotlight. California voters legalized medical marijuana in 1996. The tax income it generates is astronomical, yet the California Supreme Court ruled last week that local governments have the power to rezone the dispensaries out of existence in their cities. The problem started almost immediately when the voters approved the sale but legislation didn’t spell out how sales or the … Continue reading California Supreme Court Rules for Bans of Medical Marijuana Dispensaries