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Billing and claims
The authors describe options for physicians and members of their staff who want to obtain certification in coding.
The article explains what physicians need to know to get paid for providing a physical for all patients new to the Medicare program.
In this era of tightening reimbursements, it's difficult for family physicians to continue practicing, let alone afford to improve their practices. This article explains how family physicians are finding new sources of income in services they used to be able to afford to offer without charge.
This article provides specific guidelines and examples that explain why, how and when physicians should report CPT code 99211.
This is the second in a two-part series that reviews what the current options are for online communication with patients, how to integrate online communication with patients into a busy practice, and what the relevant guidelines are for privacy and financial success.
This article addresses the HIPAA transaction and code sets implementation process and provides information regarding what data health plans will be need in order to pay claims once the standard becomes effective.
Developed by a committee representing health plans and medical specialty societies including the AAFP, these tips are designed to assist family physicians and their billing staff reduce payment delays attributed to problems related to coordination of benefits.
This article describes 10 reasons that family practices lose money and offers prevention tips for each reason.
The law has made significant structural and procedural changes in the Medicare appeals process. This article outlines those changes.
The author explains how to use Medicare's Advance Beneficiary Notice (ABN) rules, which permit physicians to bill Medicare patients when Medicare will not pay because a service is found to be "not medically necessary."