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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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The Department of Justice filed its second lawsuit this month against UnitedHealth, alleging inflated risk adjustment payments.

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Everything you want to know about coding a transitional care management encounter, including what services are included.

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A recent survey explores how patients and practices don't see eye to eye when it comes to billing and payment.

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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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Do you have fail-safe measures in place that alert you when a payer is withholding your payments? If not, it's time to make a plan.

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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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Physicians often look at their relationship with payers through an us vs. them mindset. That's the wrong tract to take says one doc.

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