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The author explains a clarification of Medicare's definition of "homebound" and introduces readers to new HCPCS codes that must be used when certifying home health care.
This article explains Medicare's reimbursement rules for diabetes self-management training.
The article explains clarifications to the anti-kickback statute that were recently issued by the Office of Inspector General. The focus is on waiver of copayments for indigent patients.
This article describes the OIG's voluntary compliance guidance and explains why and how solo and small-group practices should implement the guidance in their practices.
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.