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Learn how to recoup the increased reimbursement offered in the 2013 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule by using two new codes and modifications.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services heard the primary care community's complaints and have delayed ICD-10 implementation until further notice. The agency did, however, launch several new tactics in order to collect overpayments.
Healthcare Finance News reported (www.healthcarefinancenews.com/news/pcmh- paying-aetna-and-doctors) that Aetna’s PCMH contract with a large, multispecialty practice was so successful that it plans to expand ... Practice Rx continued from page 7.
The practice's next steps are to review the claim carefully, research the patient record to determine the missing information, and then resubmit the claim in a timely fashion. ... Review your practice's billing process to avoid automatic resubmissions of
It's only 1 year away. To assess whether your practice is on track for implementation, please check your progress against the ACP Physician and Practice Timeline, online.
That specificity will be critical for efficient claims processing, and learning what is needed may require some time and practice. ... practice. It may also be helpful to begin requesting a testing plan schedule from your vendor.
The final part of a series on small practice issues advises tackling practice improvements one at a time and putting one person in charge of the process.
Changes will be needed to practice management systems to capture the required data for 5010 transactions. ... Contact your practice's Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) to inquire about its testing protocols.
ACP's practice management staff answers questions about coverage of and coding for preventive services mandated by the Affordable Care Act.
H ow do busy physicians in private practice find time for their personal lives? ... Diversify your practice by doing part-time hospice or palliative care or participating in office-based research.