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- Are the Blues strong-arming these doctors? // Medical Economics;11/19/2004, Vol. 81 Issue 22, p13
Reports on the lawsuit filed by the organizations representing the physicians in the U.S. against Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan for allegedly forcing doctors to discount their office fees. Names of the organizations that filed the case; Facts of the case.
- Bending and Stretching the Health Care Cost Curve. Wilensky, Gail R // Business Economics;Sep2011, Vol. 46 Issue 3, p163
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA) has a number of provisions that aimed at slowing the rate of growth of health care spending. This paper examines the most prominent of these provisions and finds them to be seriously flawed and unlikely to deliver savings as...
- Aoraki disputes HealthPAC audit find. R. K. // New Zealand Doctor;8/24/2005, p4
Reports on the response of general practitioners (GP) in the Aoraki primary health organization (PHO) in South Canterbury, New Zealand on the HealthPAC audit findings that indict some practices are not complying with the government's fee policy. Claim of the audit that practices are not passing...
- Medicare physician payment cut pushed back, physicians remain cautious. Press, Robert; Beadling, Lee // Orthopedics Today;Jul2010, Vol. 30 Issue 7, p32
The article looks at the reaction of physicians on the implementation of legislation for the reversal of 21.1% reduction in Medicare physician payments.
- When to bill fee item 14033 (complex care). White, Keith J. // British Columbia Medical Journal;Apr2016, Vol. 58 Issue 3, p164
The article provides an answer to a question of when claiming fee item 14033 can be billed by a physician for diagnosis of a second chronic condition.
- Returning to Ethics is the only way to reclaim ownership of our profession. van Loggerenberg, Darian // South African Gastroenterology Review;Aug2012, Vol. 10 Issue 2, p27
The article focuses on the fees and commission ethical standard that should be followed by health professionals, based on the Ethical Rules of the Health Professions Council. It mentions that medical schemes in South Africa are already overpowering the provisions of healthcare. It states that...
- Senate Finance leaders seek input on physician payment reform. // AHA News;5/17/2013, Vol. 49 Issue 10, p7
The article reports that the Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus and Committee Member Orrin Hatch obliged doctors and healthcare stakeholders to send particular suggestions ton enhancing Medicare payments for doctors.
- 'Incident to' billing rules open to interpretation. // Urology Times;Nov2009, Vol. 37 Issue 12, p39
The article provides an answer to the question on the justifiability of a physician's move to give a nurse visit (99211) bill to a patient who has never seen a physician for an initial evaluation and treatment plan.
- Yet another short-term fix. Porucznik, Mary Ann // AAOS Now;May2010, Vol. 4 Issue 5, p1
The article focuses on the passage and approval of the bill "Continuing Extension Act of 2010" that postpones the planned 21.2% reduction in Medicare physician refunds until June 1, 2010 which is regarded as a temporary solution to the problems concerning the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula.