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Don't Bet on Federal Tort Reform

With Republicans in the White House and Congress, the idea of new federal rules surrounding medical malpractice is gaining steam among physician advocacy groups. However, most experts are pumping the breaks, saying it's unlikely to happen. Also: Here are the steps you should take if you are sued for malpractice.

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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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