ISBN-10:
1568292864
ISBN-13:
9781568292861
Pub. Date:
09/28/2007
Publisher:
Medical Group Management Association (MGMA)
The Smarter Physician: Conquering Your Practice's Billing and Reimbursement

The Smarter Physician: Conquering Your Practice's Billing and Reimbursement

by Bhagwan Satiani

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ISBN-13: 9781568292861
Publisher: Medical Group Management Association (MGMA)
Publication date: 09/28/2007
Series: Smarter Physician Series
Edition description: MGMA
Pages: 156
Product dimensions: 7.70(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     vii
List of Tables     xi
List of Figures     xiii
Introduction     xv
From Paperwork to Payment     1
The Revenue Cycle     3
The Private Insurance System     13
How Medicare Works     27
Getting Paid, Part I: Introduction to Coding and the Global Surgery Package     43
Getting Paid, Part II: The Resource-Based Relative Value Scale, Medicare Physician Fee Schedule, and Other Payment Mechanisms     57
A Guide to Accounting and Finance     65
Financial Statements: What They Are and What They Tell Us     67
Using Financial Statements to Make Decisions     81
Measuring Profit and Loss: The Roles of Cost and Volume Measurements     97
Physician Compensation     107
Models, Methods, and Philosophies     109
Pay for Performance: A Work in Progress     129
About the Author     145
About the Contributors     147
Index     149

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