American Rhinologic Society


Patient Advocacy

Seth Brown, MD, MBA, FACS
Chair: Patient Advocacy Committee
Welcome to the ARS Patient Advocacy Committee homepage. Since its inception, our committee has been instrumental in advocating on behalf of rhinologists in the areas of practice management and reimbursement strategies. This area of the ARS website summarizes these efforts and provides sample appeal letters for common insurance denials. We are committed to advocating on behalf of the membership on these important issues and welcome your comments, suggestions, and/or questions.  Please contact me directly at the email below.

letters of appeal
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Committee Updates
June 2015 CT Imaging in ABRS and CRS
February 2015 Use of -22 Modifier
November 2014 Coding for Epistaxis
February 2013 ARS PAC Corner
January 2012 Meaningful Use and EHR
December 2010 Coding update for balloon dilitation & image-guided surgery
May 2010 H.R. 3590: What Health Care Reform Holds for Physicians
November 2009 Healthcare Reform Part 2: CMS Proposes Rule Changes for 2010
May 2009 Healthcare Reform Part 1: The SGR Formula
January 2009 Point-of-Service CT in Rhinology
August 2008 Coding: It's all in the Details
February 2007 E&M Coding Tips
August 2006 What is the ARS Doing for Membership Lately?
April 2006 Part 1: Position Statement on Image Guidance
April 2006 Part 2: Unlisted Codes
November 2005 CMS Denies Coverage of +61795 in an ASC Setting
August 2004 Debridement Tips
January 2003 Patient Advocacy Update
October 1999 Postoperative Care

Revised 10/30/2015
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