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Question: In a new electronic health record (EHR) system, when a patient doesn’t have a medical history, the medical history portion just shows up blank. The physicians in my practice wa... More
In perhaps another sign of the growth in services furnished by non-physician practitioners, the SSA is being asked to give equal weight to the medical findings of NPPs when determining whether a pe... More
Here's a chart of medical specialties and how the physician fee schedule affects their reimbursement rates. ... More
Question: In a new electronic health record (EHR) system, when a patient doesn’t have a medical history, the medical history portion just shows up blank. The physicians in my practice wa... More
In perhaps another sign of the growth in services furnished by non-physician practitioners, the SSA is being asked to give equal weight to the medical findings of NPPs when determining whether a pe... More
Here's a chart of medical specialties and how the physician fee schedule affects their reimbursement rates. ... More
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Take note of revisions to the procedures and services covered by the Stark Physician Self-Referral rule in the physician fee schedule and make sure your practice isn’t involved in problematic referral arrangements for them.
 
For your reference, here are the MUEs that took effect July 1 that affect primary care practices the most. As you can see, CMS has expanded its presentation of these edits. MUEs limit the number of units of service for which a code may be billed by a provider for the same patient during one calendar day.
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