ITEMS IN FPM ON TOPIC:
The article will explain how physicians can pursue quality improvement (improving their practice systems and patient outcomes) without losing their shirts.
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.
This article will give tips on how physicians within a group can be reimbursed for treating their colleague's patients.
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.
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.
Medicare's clarification of its policy on when it's appropriate to pay for a consultation vs. a visit code.
Practical tips on how practices can improve their cash flow by improving the policies and procedures they use in billing their patients, filing insurance claims and tracking and collecting bills.
Three things physicians can do to keep their claims from being denied or downcoded.
Understanding how medicare defines, views and covers concurrent care will help physicians get their claims paid.
Jun 1999 Issue
Improve Your Bottom Line With Patient Account Reps [Getting Paid]