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A practice that follows the rules for incident-to billing can expect 100% of reimbursement for a non-physician practitioner’s (NPP) services reported under a physician’s provider number, rather than 85% billed under the NPP’s ID. A practice that breaks the rules for incident-to billing can expect trouble.
The first responses to DecisionHealth’s annual coder salary survey hint at one worrying trend: the average coder salary fell by nearly $10,000 in 2018.
Most physicians and mid-level providers aren't comfortable providing key mental health screenings to their patients, a recent study shows. But missing out on mental health can be a disservice to your patients' well-being and a missed opportunity for your bottom line.

Is your chronic care management (CCM) vendor doing right by you? Our expert gives you a checklist of questions you should run by any vendor you're considering to provide services for your CCM program.

Had you forgotten about the new patient relationship category modifiers unveiled in the 2018 Medicare physician fee schedule? CMS hasn't. The five new modifiers are still out there and still voluntary. But expect Medicare to shift to mandatory reporting of the modifiers soon as part of the cost portion of the merit-based incentive payment system (MIPS).
 

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