Billing and claims

May/June 2015 Issue
Answers to Your Questions About Chronic Care Management [Feature]

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.

March/April 2015 Issue
The Cure for Claims Denials [Feature]

Here are six reasons your claims might be getting denied and what you and your staff can do to prevent it.

March/April 2015 Issue
Practice Management Challenges: Unpaid Bills, Inefficiency, and Rules [From The Editor]

And you thought just being a doctor was hard.

March/April 2015 Issue
Using Medicare "Incident-To" Rules [Feature]

Nonphysician practitioners can expand practice capacity, but it's vital to follow the billing rules.

March/April 2015 Issue
Immunizations: How to Protect Patients and the Bottom Line [Feature]

Minimizing costs and maximizing reimbursement can make immunizations profitable.

January/February 2015 Issue
Chronic Care Management and Other New CPT Codes [Feature]

At long last, physicians can be paid for some of the non-face-to-face services that they provide.

January/February 2013 Issue
12 Errors to Avoid in Coding Skin Procedures [Feature]

The authors describe common errors in coding of skin biopsies, incisions, excisions, shaves, etc., and offer advice on how to avoid such errors.

January/February 2012 Issue
How to Avoid Conflicts Between Your New EHR and Your Old Billing Company [Feature]

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.

Nov-Dec 2009 Issue
What If Quiznos Were Run Like Health Care? [The Last Word]

Good luck getting paid for those chips and sandwiches at the time of service.

Mar-Apr 2009 Issue
Chart Audit: Is Your Practice Billing What It Should? [Feature]

The author presents a simple and practical method for performing effective and efficient chart audits to determine whether the practice is coding services accurately and documenting them completely.

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