ITEMS IN FPM ON TOPIC:
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]
Starting from a discussion between two family physicians with opposing views on the issue, the author examines the conflicting demands of productivity and the desire to give patients the time they need and want; the author endeavors to find solutions that family physicians can live with.
This article will describe how to work within Medicare's regulations to receive reimbursement for training patients how to manage their diabetes.
The author explains how his group has applied the principles of total quality management to developing a process for auditing coding and billing procedures.