New, lower blood pressure guidelines could result in more diagnoses, greater need for treatment
By focusing on heart disease prevention and management, physicians can improve outcomes and be paid more while doing so.
The good news is that payment for prolonged services rose in 2017. The bad news is that the feds are taking a closer look at use of these codes.
Although there’s no cure for osteoarthritis, it’s certainly possible for primary care physicians to not only help their patients manage symptoms, but also improve reimbursement for doing so.
Commercial payers don’t automatically reward physicians for being loyal members of their networks.
CMS and most commercial payers began to pay for TCM in 2013, but physicians continue to see denials. Experts believe there could be several reasons why.