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Billing and claims
Federal regulations for identifying and reimbursing Medicare overpayments impose new obligations you can't afford to ignore.
Incident-to rules and advance care planning top the list of changes.
From what constitutes 24/7 access to how to document the 20 minutes of required monthly services, we fill in the blanks about this new Medicare benefit.
Here are six reasons your claims might be getting denied and what you and your staff can do to prevent it.
And you thought just being a doctor was hard.
Nonphysician practitioners can expand practice capacity, but it's vital to follow the billing rules.
Minimizing costs and maximizing reimbursement can make immunizations profitable.
At long last, physicians can be paid for some of the non-face-to-face services that they provide.
The authors describe common errors in coding of skin biopsies, incisions, excisions, shaves, etc., and offer advice on how to avoid such errors.
The author points out several ways that a new EHR system may disrupt billing and collections -- e.g. disrupting relationships with an external billing company or entailing a change in practice management system -- and suggests tactics for keeping the transition smooth and still taking full advantage of all the features of the new system.