I have been treating a patient for some time. The patient just became eligible for, and is receiving, Medicaid. I don't accept Medicaid, and the patient is willing to pay out of pocket to keep seeing me. Is that legal?
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We currently provide pharmaceutical samples to many of our needy patients. We always document the "sampling" in the chart. However, I've been hearing a lot of talk about physician offices being held to the strict guidelines of a dispensing pharmacy when dispensing drugs in this manner. How careful do we need to be?
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We had several patients with out-of-state insurance. Their insurance carriers sent the payments directly to the patient. Several of the patients kept the money. The insurance companies say they can't do anything. What recourse do we have?
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Is there a benchmark for new-patient appointments as a percentage of total appointments?
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Can you give me some insight on cost per transaction for electronic claims filing? Is it really cheaper than paper filing?
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We have been using your E&M Coding Calculator on your web site to compare our coding patterns to the CMS averages. Is it appropriate for us to use our coding patterns for our entire patient population, or should we only include Medicare and Medicaid patients?