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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 ICD-10 transition will continue into the next year for practices. Here are some tips you’ll need to take in 2016.

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With a dearth of coders thanks to the ICD-10 transition, some practices find that training current staff is the best way to get good coders.

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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.

A new infographic from RemitDATA reveals which five specialties and five procedures had the highest denial rate in 2016, as well as the five most common reasons why.

What do practices get paid for common codes? The results to the 2016 Fee Schedule Survey, featuring more than 1,100 respondents from across the country, provide the answers.

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This month's coding column is on the biggest change to the 2017 CPT manual and billing related to depression and alcohol misuse screening.

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