Audits of Telehealth Services During COVID-19

  • Steve Nesnidal, MD, CPC, AHFI
  • Jun 29, 2021
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Relaxed telehealth restrictions is a necessary step to limit potential COVID-19 exposure in physician offices in the emergency period. With this change, unfortunately, the US Justice Department estimates telehealth-related fraud has expanded significantly since early 2020 – approximated at 4.5 billion dollars.

Fighting Fraud in Medical Nutrition Therapy

  • Steve Nesnidal, MD, CPC, AHFI
  • Apr 27, 2021
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The role of nutrition in chronic disease management is especially crucial, as it is a modifiable risk factor for many conditions such as chronic renal failure (CRF), diabetes mellitus (DM), obesity and coronary artery disease (CAD). Payers who bear significant long-term healthcare utilization burdens due to obesity and cardiovascular risk factors may determine that Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) preventive coverage is a cost-effective policy approach for their beneficiaries.

Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Healthcare Fraud

  • Steve Nesnidal, MD, CPC, AHFI
  • Apr 07, 2021
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During the pandemic, healthcare claim fraud prevails as new fraud schemes develop and adapt to the changes in healthcare guidelines enacted, so providers can continue to treat patients. Two major areas of FWA expansion during the pandemic include Telehealth and COVID-19-related laboratory testing add-on services.

Context4 Healthcare Medical Director Dr. Steve Nesnidal Earns Important Healthcare Anti-Fraud Accreditation

  • John Danza
  • Jul 28, 2020
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Context4 Healthcare is thrilled to announce that our Medical Director Dr. Steve Nesnidal has earned certification as an Accredited Health Care Fraud Investigator (AHFI), an important healthcare anti-fraud professional designation from the National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association (NHCAA).

2021 Dental CDT Code Changes Include New Image Capture Only Codes

  • Steve Nesnidal, MD, CPC, AHFI
  • Jul 13, 2020
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The American Dental Association® (ADA) will add 28 new CDT codes effective January 1, 2021, along with seven (7) code revisions, four (4) code deletions and 22 editorial changes. The new CDT code additions for 2021 will include nine (9) new codes for image capture only.


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