From the Editor
First-Party Payers: Should You Cut Out the Middle Plan?
Robert L. Edsall
Coding & Documentation
Emergency Care Outside an ED Modifiers for Multiple Births History and Physical for Hospital Readmittance Home Health Certification Materials for Fiberglass Splints Coding Pelvic Exams and Pap Smears 99173 With an E/M Service
News & Trends
Medicare Payment Cut Likely to Be Restored Medicare Part D Formulary Help Billing, Insurance Tasks Account for 20 Percent of Spending Health Plans Clash With Physicians Over Payment Issues Health Care Spending Still Growing Board Offers 10-Year Recertification Option Medicare Revises Physician Voluntary Reporting Program
Allocate Overhead Fairly Streamline the Rx Refill Process Make Better Decisions by Improving Your Meetings Do Your Homework Before Offering Online Consults Go to the Right Source for Help With Medicare Reimbursement Questions
The Last Word
Doctorhood and Motherhood
Sarina B. Schrager
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