Billing and claims

May 2002 Issue
Dealing With Patients Who Don't Pay [Getting Paid]

Presents strategies that staff can use when dealing with patients who don't want to pay their copayments or other balances at the time of service.

May 2002 Issue
Coding and Billing Software for Palm-Top Computers [Feature]

The author describes how to use handheld computers for billing and coding purposes and reviews software for each specific billing task family physicians encounter.

May 2002 Issue
HIPAA Compliance: How to Get an Extension [Feature]

The author explains the extended deadline for complying with the HIPAA transactions and code sets standards and provides instructions for what practices need to do to apply for the extension. Article will include a tool.

Apr 2002 Issue
Five Tips for Less Costly Flu Vaccination [Getting Paid]

In recent years, short or delayed supplies of flu vaccine have driven up costs, and reimbursement has not kept pace. The author offers suggestions for trying to turn the situation around for the 2002-2003 flu season.

Mar 2002 Issue
11 Tips for More Productive Billing [Getting Paid]

The author, a practice administrator, offers 10 tips for improving the efficiency of billing and collection processes.

Nov-Dec 2001 Issue
Four Medicare Myths Exposed [Getting Paid]

The author explains the truth behind several popular misconceptions that physicians and patients have about the Medicare program.

Mar 2001 Issue
How to Stop Hemorrhaging Red Ink [Getting Paid]

This article lists tips practices can use to prevent lost revenues.

Nov-Dec 2000 Issue
Panning for Gold: How to Find Money in Your Practice [Feature]

The article will show how physicians can improve their practice revenue through efforts such as internal coding audits, attacking under-coding, looking for missed billing opportunities, etc.

Oct 2000 Issue
Navigating the Patient Appeals Process [Feature]

This article explains why physicians should appeal some health plan denials with their patients, and it gives suggestions about how to improve their chances when they do appeal.

Jun 2000 Issue
How to Get Reimbursed When a Colleague Treats Your Patients [Getting Paid]

This article will give tips on how physicians within a group can be reimbursed for treating their colleague's patients.

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