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Getting your pre-diabetic patients involved with the new Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP) may be worth your while even if you have to foot the bill temporarily.

As physician compensation gets more varied – with metrics besides salary and productivity determining how much doctors get paid — you have more flexibility to shape your practice by rewarding behaviors you want to encourage.

Adding behavioral health services as part of your routine care can be challenging, but CMS’ recent moves to facilitate behavioral health integration (BHI) among primary care and specialty practices give you a golden opportunity to expand your service offerings while bringing in more revenue.
Despite short-lived guidance to the contrary, providers who work in a hospital outpatient setting will be eligible to report supervised exercise therapy (SET) services to patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD) when the new Medicare program commences July 2.
Your location may determine how much money you earn through routine E/M encounters and, more generally, how patients receive their health care services, according to a Part B News analysis of recently released Medicare claims data.


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