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Hassle factor resources from the College

Copyright 2003 by the American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine.

Coding and billing

Tips to help you avoid making common billing mistakes

How to steer clear of a Medicare billing audit

Six Medicare myths that internists shouldn't fear

Medicare audit changes are good news for physicians

Changes to ICD-9-CM codes that will affect internists

CMS establishes national standards for lab tests

Medicare issues new rules to bill for shared services

Visiting an inpatient admitted by another physician

Billing for a same-day service and minor procedure

How to bill Medicare for a pre-operative assessment

Regulatory compliance

HIPAA help from the Practice Management Center

Tips to comply with HIPAA's new privacy regulations

New tools to help you prepare your practice for HIPAA

Tips to help comply with the first HIPAA regulation

Stark II guidance from the Practice Management Center

What internists need to know about the new Stark law

Is your waived lab compliant? Try these four tips

Fraud and abuse guide

OSHA bloodborne pathogens requirements

Managed care hassles

The Internist's Guide to Negotiating Managed Care Contracts and Capitations Rates

Your PracticeClaims denied? Take steps to get what you're owed

Getting paid what you negotiated

What to do when insurers and patients just won't pay

New solutions to an old problem: health plans that pay too slowly

Keeping your practice healthy in a managed care world

Office operations

What to do when insurers and patients just won't pay

Afraid to ask patients for copays? Try these tips

Problems with patients? Fine-tune your front desk

Running behind? Try re-engineering

Should you outsource your practice's billing?


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