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Reimbursement

Sep 2001 Issue
Medicare Clarifies Preoperative Services Reimbursement Policy [Getting Paid]

The author explains instructions recently issue by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services about how to code for preoperative medical evaluations performed by family physicians at the request of surgeons outside the Medicare global surgical period.


Apr 2001 Issue
Billing Medicare for Diabetes Self-Management Training [Getting Paid]

This article explains Medicare's reimbursement rules for diabetes self-management training.


Nov-Dec 2000 Issue
Understanding Medicare's Mental Health Treatment Limitation [Getting Paid]

When family physicians provide mental health services to their Medicare patients, they can find their usual Medicare payments reduced. Here's the reason why and an explanation of why it shouldn't affect your bottom line.


Nov-Dec 2000 Issue
Making Quality and Service Pay: Part 2, The External Environment [Feature]

The article will explain how physicians can pursue quality improvement (improving their practice systems and patient outcomes) without losing their shirts.


Oct 2000 Issue
ICD-9 Coding: Every Digit Counts [Getting Paid]

This article will explain the difference between billable and nonbillable ICD-9 codes and feature the long version of our ICD-9 reference card.


Oct 2000 Issue
Making Quality and Service Pay: Part 1, The Internal Environment [Feature]

The article will explain how physicians can pursue quality improvement (improving their practice systems and patient outcomes) without losing their shirts.


Jul-Aug 2000 Issue
Coding Level-One Office Visits: A Refresher Course [Feature]

The article presents a tool developed by the author to help family physicians better understand when to use the 99211 code, according to E/M guidelines.


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.


Apr 2000 Issue
Putting in a Good Word for Capitation [Editor's Page]

Argues that capitation is still a good idea despite its current bad name, and that advances in technology and the organization of the health care system may still make it a desirable and achievable payment mode.


Nov-Dec 1999 Issue
Identifying Patterns of Over- and Undercoding [Getting Paid]

The article, part of a series based on research from the Direct Observation of Primary Care Study, will explain the kinds of office visits that family physicians tend to under- and over-code.


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