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Is advanced care planning billable?Physicians can bill advanced care planning regardless of whether a patient fills out the relevant legal forms, but should review payer contracts to ensure it is a billable service.
Waiting on Congress to fix healthcare could be hazardous to physicians
Waiting on Congress to fix healthcare could be hazardous to physiciansNow that we’ve seen what’s in the Republican’s senate healthcare bill, it’s unlikely health insurers will reverse their business-driven decisions.
How to avoid TCM coding denialsCMS and most commercial payers began to pay for TCM in 2013, but physicians continue to see denials. Experts believe there could be several reasons why.
Physician-designed EHRs work better for doctorsAnyone can design their own EHR. You don't even have to be a programmer to get started. You just have to have ideas and know what you want. The building blocks are already there. There is no need to reinvent the wheel.
5 things you need to know about Zika
5 things you need to know about ZikaSummer is mosquito season, and in recent years that has meant concern about Zika.
Top 6 things physicians need to know about MACRA, Obamacare repealIt was a confusing week for physicians to figure out proposed MACRA rules and dissect the Republican plan to dismantle Obamacare. Let me help make sense of them both.
Physicians should unite … to support Obamacare repealDespite your feelings on the Senate and House bills, now is the time for physicians to speak up and get involved.
Prolonged services payments on the riseThe good news is that payment for prolonged services rose in 2017. The bad news is that the feds are taking a closer look at use of these codes.
Coping with patients who come bearing coupons
Coping with patients who come bearing couponsInsurance companies are increasingly emphasizing value-based plans to align consumer spending with the value generated by a service or drug. However, pharmaceutical makers are seriously undermining these efforts by issuing “copayment coupons.”
Quiz: Do you know your TCM codes?How well do you know how to utilize Transitional Care Management codes at your practice? Take our quiz and find out.