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This year's changes include opportunities to get paid for some services that were previously not billable.
The changes take effect Jan. 1.
Your practice and your patients will happily ring in these three changes.
CMS introduced vaccine administration code G0377 for 2007, but what you will report next year is still unknown.
The article explains what physicians need to know to get paid for providing a physical for all patients new to the Medicare program.
Find out how to properly code and bill for the preventive services you provide.
A summary of the clinical preventive services Medicare covers and the circumstances under which they're covered as well guidance about how to get paid for them.
Starting on July 1, 2001, Medicare coverage of preventive medicine services will be expanded to include biennial screening pap smears and pelvic exams (currently, coverage is limited to once every three years) and coverage for screening colonoscopies for all beneficiaries (currently only individuals at high risk receive this coverage). The article explains what physicians need to know to get reimbursed for these services.
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.
Summary of relevant CPT changes for family physicians.