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Medicare

May 2001 Issue
An Update on Certifying Home Health Care [Getting Paid]

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.


Apr 2001 Issue
Billing Medicare for Diabetes Self-Management Training [Getting Paid]

This article explains Medicare's reimbursement rules for diabetes self-management training.


Feb 2001 Issue
Waiving Co-payments and Deductibles for Indigent Patients [Getting Paid]

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.


Jan 2001 Issue
Seven Steps to Medicare Compliance [Feature]

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.


Nov-Dec 2000 Issue
Understanding Medicare's Mental Health Treatment Limitation [Getting Paid]

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.


Jun 2000 Issue
How to Get Reimbursed When a Colleague Treats Your Patients [Getting Paid]

This article will give tips on how physicians within a group can be reimbursed for treating their colleague's patients.


May 2000 Issue
A Bonus Deal From Medicare [Getting Paid]

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.


Apr 2000 Issue
A Critical Look at Critical Care Coding [Getting Paid]

This article will update Medicare's coding and coverage policies for critical care.


Nov-Dec 1999 Issue
When to Bill for a Consultation [Getting Paid]

Medicare's clarification of its policy on when it's appropriate to pay for a consultation vs. a visit code.


Oct 1999 Issue
What to Tell Your Patients When Their Medicare Managed Care Plan Quits [Getting Paid]

Many patients will be losing their Medicare Plus Choice Coverage, and this article will help physicians guide those patients who have lost such coverage.


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