Billing and claims

Mar 2006 Issue
Patient Balances: Getting to the Root of the Problem [Feature]

In less than a year, this practice cut its accounts receivable in half by changing its approach to billing.

May 2005 Issue
How to Document and Bill Care Plan Oversight [Getting Paid]

This article will describe how to bill for and document care plan oversight, balancing it as a billing opportunity and a compliance risk. It will include a form for documenting CPO.

Mar 2005 Issue
The Value of a Coding Education [Getting Paid]

The authors describe options for physicians and members of their staff who want to obtain certification in coding.

Feb 2005 Issue
New Year, New Medicare Benefits [Getting Paid]

The article explains what physicians need to know to get paid for providing a physical for all patients new to the Medicare program.

Jul-Aug 2004 Issue
Should You Charge Your Patients for "Free" Services? [Feature]

Some family physicians are charging for refills, forms - and even phone calls.

Jun 2004 Issue
Understanding When to Use 99211 [Feature]

Using CPT code 99211 can boost your practice’s revenue and improve documentation.

Apr 2004 Issue
Online Communication With Patients: Making It Work [Computers]

This is the second in a two-part series that reviews what the current options are for online communication with patients, how to integrate online communication with patients into a busy practice, and what the relevant guidelines are for privacy and financial success.

Sep 2003 Issue
Help With the HIPAA Transactions and Code Sets Standards [Feature]

Don’t let HIPAA stop your cash from flowing on Oct. 16. Here’s how to prepare.

Jul-Aug 2003 Issue
Best Practices in Claims Processing [Getting Paid]

Developed by a committee representing health plans and medical specialty societies including the AAFP, these tips are designed to assist family physicians and their billing staff reduce payment delays attributed to problems related to coordination of benefits.

Jun 2003 Issue
10 Ways Family Practices Lose Money [Feature]

Learn how to plug the leaks that deplete your practice’s income.

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