Referral and consultation

Nov-Dec 2007 Issue
Optimizing Referrals & Consults With a Standardized Process [Feature]

Successful referrals and consultations depend on open and succinct communication between you, your patients and your consultants.

Mar 2007 Issue
A Refresher on Coding Consultations [Feature]

Here's a guide to the sometimes confusing documentation requirements for consultations.

Apr 2004 Issue
Using a Tracking Book for Unresolved Issues [Improving Patient Care]

The article outlines a tracking system physicians can use to log problematic patient issues requiring follow-up.

Feb 2004 Issue
The Stark Truth About the Stark Law: Part II [Feature]

Find out whether one or more of the many exceptions to the Stark statute apply to you.

Nov-Dec 2003 Issue
The Stark Truth About the Stark Law: Part 1 [Feature]

The law addresses a wide range of services and financial relationships. Find out whether it affects you.

Mar 2003 Issue
Sharing Maternity Care [Feature]

Access to maternity care is a public health concern in many rural areas. Sharing care among physicians and other health care providers is one solution.

Mar 2002 Issue
Reducing Waits and Delays in the Referral Process [Feature]

By formalizing your referral relationships, you can make life easier for you and your patients.

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.

Jul-Aug 2000 Issue
Is Your Space Rental Arrangement Fraudulent? [Getting Paid]

This article will describe a recent fraud alert issued by the Office of Inspector General affecting physicians who rent space in their offices to companies that sell medical supplies and devices.

Jan 1999 Issue
Three New Year's Resolutions From Medicare [Getting 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.

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