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Referral and consultation
Successful referrals and consultations depend on open and succinct communication between you, your patients and your consultants.
Here's a guide to the sometimes confusing documentation requirements for consultations.
The article outlines a tracking system physicians can use to log problematic patient issues requiring follow-up.
Find out whether one or more of the many exceptions to the Stark statute apply to you.
The law addresses a wide range of services and financial relationships. Find out whether it affects you.
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.
By formalizing your referral relationships, you can make life easier for you and your patients.
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.
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.
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.