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Medicare fee schedule
Time may be running out for the group that helps divide the Medicare pie.
When Medicare payments are cut, everybody loses, not just self-employed physicians.
How does it feel to benefit from federal red ink?
The article describes strategies that practices can use to cope with the anticipated Medicare fee schedule cut in July. Even if the cut is eliminated or further postponed, the advice given will help practices to reduce losses and improve cash flow.
The authors offer an insiders' view of the RUC (the Relative Value Scale Update Committee) and the significant impact it has on physician reimbursement.
This article will describe changes in Medicare reimbursement for 1999, including the implementation of resource-based practice expense payments, changes in payments for drugs and biologicals, and payments for teleconsultations.