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Medical Billing

Proposed Changes to the Medicare Fee Schedule that Could Affect Emergency Physicians

Emergency physicians may benefit from future changes in Medicare billing policy outlined in the proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule released earlier in June. CMS is asking for comments on two different guidelines that could ease documentation guidelines and improve reimbursement for coding and billing E/M services in the emergency department. Read more

The Problem with Comparing ER Charges

Emergency physicians charge uninsured or out of network patients as much as four times more than what they are willing to accept in payment from Medicare, according to a recent study from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. But the American College of Emergency Physicians says the study relies on flawed methodology and incorrect assumptions about the cost of emergency care. Read more

The High Cost of Quality Reporting

Back in mid-March, dozens of healthcare organizations sent a letter to newly-confirmed Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma urging the federal government to reduce the burden and penalties associated with quality reporting. But just how high are those costs? Read more

When Was the Last Time You Reviewed Your Practice Fee Schedule?

With so much riding on a practice’s fee schedule, it seems important that physicians routinely review their fee schedules. But do they? How long has it been since you dusted off the charge list of procedures you routinely perform? And more importantly, how do you know when your fee schedule needs to be changed or updated? Read more

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