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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.
With the right data and a reasonable approach, you can overcome some inequities in payers’ fee schedules.
Using CPT code 99211 can boost your practice’s revenue and improve documentation.
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.
Adding joint and soft-tissue injection to your practice can pay off in more ways than one.
Argues that the reimbursement system's misalignment of incentives makes the health care system absurdly complicated and points to two articles in this issue as evidence.
Your inpatient care decisions could make or break your local hospital.
Argues that the mal-aligned incentives offered to health care providers in the current system are perverse and require special action on the part of physicians to generate anything like a healthy outcome.
Your work is worth more than you think. You just need to document and code it better.
The author describes how practices can analyze their CPT coding distributions and determine whether they are billing for an appropriate range of services.