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Medicare

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.


Sep 1999 Issue
How to Prevent a Prepayment Review From Becoming a No-Payment Review [Getting Paid]

Three things physicians can do to keep their claims from being denied or downcoded.


Jul-Aug 1999 Issue
How Medicare Views Concurrent Care [Getting Paid]

Understanding how medicare defines, views and covers concurrent care will help physicians get their claims paid.


May 1999 Issue
Medicare, 2000 and You [Getting Paid]

This article will describe how physicians' dealings with Medicare will be affected by the Y2K computing bug.


Apr 1999 Issue
Billing Medicare for Diabetes Self-Management Training [Getting Paid]

This article will describe how to work within Medicare's regulations to receive reimbursement for training patients how to manage their diabetes.


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