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When family physicians provide mental health services to their Medicare patients, they can find their usual Medicare payments reduced. Here's the reason why and an explanation of why it shouldn't affect your bottom line.
This article will give tips on how physicians within a group can be reimbursed for treating their colleague's patients.
This article will describe which rural services qualify for the 10-percent bonus discount from Medicare and how physicians can access the bonus (since it's not automatic). The article also will include a list of the regional rural office contacts and underserved regions.
This article will update Medicare's coding and coverage policies for critical care.
Medicare's clarification of its policy on when it's appropriate to pay for a consultation vs. a visit code.
Many patients will be losing their Medicare Plus Choice Coverage, and this article will help physicians guide those patients who have lost such coverage.
Three things physicians can do to keep their claims from being denied or downcoded.
Understanding how medicare defines, views and covers concurrent care will help physicians get their claims paid.
This article will describe how physicians' dealings with Medicare will be affected by the Y2K computing bug.
This article will describe how to work within Medicare's regulations to receive reimbursement for training patients how to manage their diabetes.