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In this article, the author identifies five common coding mistakes and advises physicians on how to keep these costly mistakes from happening in their practices.
The author answers readers' questions about how to document, code and bill for Medicare's new Annual Wellness Visit benefit.
This article describes the ways in which different Medicare carriers interpret Medicare's documentation guidelines differently, thus amplifying the ambiguity of the guidelines and complicating coding and reimbursement.
The author recommends an organized, step-by-step approach to converting a typical family medicine practice to a patient-centered medical home.
The article discusses the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) movement and describes what progress has been made toward convincing insurers, employers, legislators, physicians and patients that PCMHs should be the cornerstone of the health care system.
The author explains the ins and outs of several underutilized codes.
This article from an insurance medical director explains the workings of claims review and gives tips on how to get the best results on appeal of an adverse decision.
A simple rule change could improve access and quality of care while reducing inequities between compensation for E/M services and for procedures.
Even paying physicians too little may be too much for Medicare.
The article describes strategies that practices can use to cope with the anticipated Medicare fee schedule cut in July. Even if the cut is eliminated or further postponed, the advice given will help practices to reduce losses and improve cash flow.