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Heads up if your practice reports consults to UnitedHealthcare’s commercial policy: the payer will start to phase out coverage of codes 99241-99255 on June 1.
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.


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