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Reimbursement

May 2006 Issue
How to Bill for Services Performed by Nonphysician Practitioners [Feature]

This article explains how to bill Medicare for services provided by nonphysician providers (NPPs) -- when to bill under the NPP's own provider number and when to bill under the physician's provider number as "incident-to" care. The rules for shared visits are also explained.


Apr 2006 Issue
Same-Day E/M Services: What to Do When a Health Plan Won't Pay [Feature]

The author describes how, from a coding, billing and communication standpoint, to handle a physical exam that combines an annual physical with a problem-oriented service.


Apr 2006 Issue
How Do You Cope With Bundled Claims? [From The Editor]

Don’t cheat yourself. That’s the health plan’s job.


Mar 2006 Issue
How Consumer-Driven Health Plans Will Affect Your Practice [Feature]

The article describes new insurance models that give more control to patients and describes how the trend will affect family physicians.


Feb 2006 Issue
First-Party Payers: Should You Cut Out the Middle Plan? [From The Editor]

How much of the world can you set right simply by asking your patients to pay for their care?


Nov-Dec 2005 Issue
A Refresher on Medicare and Concurrent Care [Feature]

The author hopes to educate members on Medicare policy on concurrent care and how to establish the necessity of such. Written based on a January 2005 suggestion from the Commission on Health Care Services.


Nov-Dec 2005 Issue
1-800-Chronic Disease Management [Editorial]

It makes no sense for medical insurance companies to do chronic disease management. Their role is to manage money. Primary care physicians can do chronic disease management right and for the right reasons. We must be paid for implementing these programs and paid to sustain them.


Oct 2004 Issue
Can You Negotiate Better Reimbursement? [Feature]

The article explains how physicians can negotiate with payers for fairer reimbursement rates and when they should try this approach.


Jun 2004 Issue
Understanding When to Use 99211 [Feature]

This article provides specific guidelines and examples that explain why, how and when physicians should report CPT code 99211.


Apr 2004 Issue
Online Communication With Patients: Making It Work [Computers]

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.


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