November/December 2015 Issue
What You Need to Know About Medicare's New "Quality and Resource Use Report" [Feature]

The QRUR is essentially an annual report card, and its data can affect how you get paid in the future.

September/October 2015 Issue
Chronic Care Management in the Real World [Feature]

Physicians share their actual experiences, successes, and stumbles as they implement chronic care management in their practices.

May/June 2015 Issue
Answers to Your Questions About Chronic Care Management [Feature]

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.

March/April 2015 Issue
Using Medicare "Incident-To" Rules [Feature]

Nonphysician practitioners can expand practice capacity, but it's vital to follow the billing rules.

January/February 2015 Issue
Chronic Care Management and Other New CPT Codes [Feature]

At long last, physicians can be paid for some of the non-face-to-face services that they provide.

May/June 2013 Issue
Transitional Care Management Services: New Codes, New Requirements [Feature]

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.

September/October 2012 Issue
Making Medicare Wellness Visits Work in Practice [Feature]

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.

September/October 2012 Issue
Direct-to-Consumer Marketing of Durable Medical Equipment [Feature]

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.

March/April 2012 Issue
Medicare Annual Wellness Visits: Don't Forget the Health Risk Assessment [Feature]

The author explains the circumstances surrounding the 2012 Medicare requirement that annual wellness visits include review of a health risk appraisal completed by the patient before the visit.

July/August 2011 Issue
Medicare Annual Wellness Visits Made Easier [Feature]

The author explains how to efficiently provide Medicare well visits (the new Annual Wellness Visit as well as the Welcome to Medicare Physical) and code and bill for the services to maximize benefit to the patient and efficiency for the practice.

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