Billing and claims

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.

Mar 2000 Issue
Getting New Physicians Credentialed Quickly [Getting Paid]

How to get paid for noncredentialed physicians. Why it takes so long to get credentialed. What physicians can do in the meantime? What they can do to make it happen more quickly.

Oct 1999 Issue
Four Steps for Improving Efficiency and Cash Flow [Getting Paid]

Practical tips on how practices can improve their cash flow by improving the policies and procedures they use in billing their patients, filing insurance claims and tracking and collecting bills.

Jun 1999 Issue
Improve Your Bottom Line With Patient Account Reps [Getting Paid]


May 1999 Issue
Should You Modify Your Use of Modifiers? [Coding & Documentation]

This article explains how to use modifiers commonly attached to CPT codes for family physicians' services.

Mar 1999 Issue
Practicing Without Paper [Feature]

This article describes how a solo practice converted to a completely paperless environment and how this improves the cost-effectiveness, efficiency and quality of care.

Mar 1999 Issue
Take Charge of Coding: Don't Lose Income to Neglect [Feature]

The author explains how his group has applied the principles of total quality management to developing a process for auditing coding and billing procedures.

Mar 1999 Issue
What to Consider When Choosing a Billing Service [Getting Paid]

This article will offer advice in choosing a billing company for a family practice.

Feb 1999 Issue
Implementing a Policy for Same-Day Payments [Getting Paid]

This article will describe why practices should establish a policy of expecting payment from patients on the day services are rendered, what that policy should include, how to implement it, and potential pitfalls.

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