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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.
New codes for cognitive assessment and care planning, team-based care management, prolonged preventive services, and anticoagulation management are among this year’s changes.
This year's changes include opportunities to get paid for some services that were previously not billable.
The changes take effect Jan. 1.
Your practice and your patients will happily ring in these three changes.
CMS introduced vaccine administration code G0377 for 2007, but what you will report next year is still unknown.
The article explains what physicians need to know to get paid for providing a physical for all patients new to the Medicare program.
Find out how to properly code and bill for the preventive services you provide.
Slowly but surely, Medicare coverage of preventive services has grown. Here's an update.
Starting on July 1, 2001, Medicare coverage of preventive medicine services will be expanded to include biennial screening pap smears and pelvic exams (currently, coverage is limited to once every three years) and coverage for screening colonoscopies for all beneficiaries (currently only individuals at high risk receive this coverage). The article explains what physicians need to know to get reimbursed for these services.