Advance: Review Fee Schedules From Payers on a Regular Basis

Working on the business side of medicine features a lot of skills that most of the general public will ever know. One feature is that of requesting fee schedules from payers. AAPC Chapter Association (AAPCCA) member Melissa Corral, CPC wrote on this issue in the latest Coding Corner column for Advance for Health Information Professionals.
“Many payers are selective in releasing a complete physician fee schedule, even if you request on behalf of a multi-specialty practice,” she wrote. “[F]irst look at narrowing down which CPT codes are the most important to your practice in order to request for reimbursement from payers. Depending on your practice and size, it may be 20 codes or 200.”
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