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Medicare fee schedule
The biggest changes in coding since 1997 will take effect Jan. 1, 2021. It is time to prepare for them now.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is trying to make Medicare documentation less burdensome and planning more changes that should result in a pay raise for family physicians in the future.
This year’s changes include some welcome documentation relief, new codes for portal and telephone encounters, and much more.
Physicians can cut ties with Medicare and privately contract with Medicare beneficiaries, but doing it incorrectly can be costly.
Time may be running out for the group that helps divide the Medicare pie.
When Medicare payments are cut, everybody loses, not just self-employed physicians.
How does it feel to benefit from federal red ink?
Doctors have several options to cope with the impending July 1 payment reduction.
A small group of physicians has a big say in what you get paid.
This article will describe changes in Medicare reimbursement for 1999, including the implementation of resource-based practice expense payments, changes in payments for drugs and biologicals, and payments for teleconsultations.