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Documenting medical necessity

September/October 2016 Issue
Beating the Prior Authorization Blues [Feature]

Getting insurer approval for treatment can take hours out of your week. Here are some ways to reduce the pain.


March/April 2011 Issue
Five Common Coding Mistakes That Are Costing You [Feature]

Fix these problems to increase your bottom line.


Jul-Aug 2008 Issue
Working With Insurers: A View From the Dark Side [Feature]

An insider explains what you can do to ensure that the services you provide are actually covered by your patients' insurance.


Jul-Aug 2006 Issue
A Refresher on Medical Necessity [Feature]

Reviewing the rules and examining your coding practices can decrease denials and help you get paid.


Nov-Dec 2005 Issue
A Refresher on Medicare and Concurrent Care [Feature]

Here’s how to get paid when you’re not the only doctor in the hospital room.


Sep 2005 Issue
Coding "Routine" Office Visits: 99213 or 99214? [Feature]

Before choosing 99213 for routine visits, consider whether your work qualifies for a 99214.


Jun 2005 Issue
Are You Prepared to Defend Your Coding? [Getting Paid]

The authors offer readers an action plan to use in reacting/responding to payers' accusations of incorrect coding.


Jun 2004 Issue
Are You Coding Accurately? [Getting Paid]

This article provides readers with step-by-step instructions for checking their E/M coding distribution with national guidelines established in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Family Practice Profile.


May 2003 Issue
Seven Ways to Help Your Hospital Stay in Business [Feature]

Your inpatient care decisions could make or break your local hospital.


Jun 2001 Issue
Making Sense of Health Plan Denials [Feature]

The first step to understanding and responding to denials is recognizing the difference between medical necessity and medical benefits.



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