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Will ICD-10 become just another reason for insurers to deny payment?
Here are six reasons your claims might be getting denied and what you and your staff can do to prevent it.
Minimizing costs and maximizing reimbursement can make immunizations profitable.
Dedicating increasing amounts of income and personal time to lead and manage quality programs is not sustainable.
This practice cured its insurance headaches by switching to a cash-only payment model and charging annual retainer fees.
Think of it as a way to help your patients, potentially save the system money, and help your bottom line all at the same time.
The Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative launched by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will test the effects of a blended payment model for primary care services, including a per-member-per-month care management fee. This article describes the details, timeline and other information about this promising initiative.
The author describes changes in ICD-9 codes for 2012 in the areas most likely to affect family physicians.
The author describes common presenting problems in family medicine and recommends an evaluation and management code for each vignette and the rationale for selecting the code.
Time may be running out for the group that helps divide the Medicare pie.