ITEMS IN FPM ON TOPIC:
The author describes how practices can analyze their CPT coding distributions and determine whether they are billing for an appropriate range of services.
The author, a practice administrator, offers 10 tips for improving the efficiency of billing and collection processes.
Argues that E/M coding is fundamentally unworkable as a way of determining charges because it functions in a system where incentives are not aligned.
You should be aware of changes in E/M, integumentary, musculoskeletal and lab codes.
If you work with nonphysician providers, you can’t afford to ignore these rules.
It’s easier than you might think to get what’s coming to you.
A reflection on the issue's cover illustration, this editorial argues that what the illustration really shows is a reimbursement system that's completely out of whack.
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.
The reimbursement might make it worth your time to become an accredited diabetes educator.
When family physicians provide mental health services to their Medicare patients, they can find their usual Medicare payments reduced. Here's the reason why and an explanation of why it shouldn't affect your bottom line.