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Incident-to rules and advance care planning top the list of changes.
The late-breaking regulations for electronic health records require practices to get up to speed quickly.
The QRUR is essentially an annual report card, and its data can affect how you get paid in the future.
Physicians share their actual experiences, successes, and stumbles as they implement chronic care management in their practices.
From what constitutes 24/7 access to how to document the 20 minutes of required monthly services, we fill in the blanks about this new Medicare benefit.
Nonphysician practitioners can expand practice capacity, but it's vital to follow the billing rules.
At long last, physicians can be paid for some of the non-face-to-face services that they provide.
The new CPT codes for transitional care management are explained in this article, which also addresses the significant workflow issues that must be managed to perform the service as required.
The authors, whose practice delivers the Medicare annual wellness visit in the form of a nurse pre-visit and a 15-minute physician visit, offer advice, workflows and protocols for achieving similar levels of efficiency in other practices.
Direct-to-consumer advertising has contributed to increased demand for durable medical equipment (DME). This article describes requirements for common types of DME, how to handle requests for equipment that isn't medically necessary, and what to do when fraud and abuse are suspected.