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Independent Docs Lag in Reimbursement

According to the 2016 Physicians Practice Fee Schedule Survey, independent physicians are reimbursed 20-30 percent less than employed docs for certain CPT codes. Are there ways that independent physicians can catch up?

PLUS: Results to the 2016 Fee Schedule Survey. What do practices get paid for common codes?

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Today's practice must be in tune with the reality of healthcare consumer demands, including using electronic billing services.

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This month's coding column: An elderly patient's grown daughter comes in for an office visit without the patient, is there a code for that?

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The current state of our relationship is an illogical, Kafkaesque nightmare with a deadbeat. Yes, we're talking about you, payers.

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Revised codes and coding guidelines for 2017 completely change reporting for moderate sedation services. Here's what you have to know.

The 2016 Physicians Practice Fee Schedule Survey reveals how much more employed docs get paid than independent physicians for certain CPT codes.

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