Is Your Medical Practice Ready for the Affordable Care Act? With election season in full swing, there’s been a lot of speculation about what will happen to the Affordable Care Act (ACA)–commonly referred to as Obamacare–if Mitt Romney is elected President. In truth, because the ACA is an Act of Congress, there islittle that any President can do to overturn the law. Since it’s likely here to stay, physicians should plan ahead to adapt their practices. Here are five things Continue Reading
Medicare provides coverage for Annual Wellness Visits. This benefit was included in the Affordable Care Act of 2010. Medicare has come up with two HCPCS codes for these well visits for medical billing purposes. The codes are G0438 and G0439.
I was reading a blog post entitled ‘Doctor: Why I decided to join and insurance-free practice’ about a primary care physician joining a practice that does not take insurance because he was not making any money at his current practice. I help run a large physician’s practice and medical billing and consulting firm. I hear doctors complaining about insurance reimbursements and requirements all the time. In almost all cases the real reason for their complaining, after asking the right questions, has to Continue Reading