Mar 1st, 2013
By Marcia Brauchler, MPH, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-I, CPHQ Imagine trying to renegotiate your payer agreements by calling health plans’ toll-free phone numbers. In my experience, calling a provider relations department is not helpful with regard to contract-related issues because of high turnover and limited authority. Unfortunately it’s not always easy to know who the best ...
A focused effort on negotiating payer contracts can create much-needed money for any practice, and coders are uniquely qualified to facilitate these negotiations. This month, I’ll provide an overview of the contract negotiation process. In future months, we’ll discuss each step in greater detail to help you level the playing field with insurance companies. Ask ...
Jun 12th, 2009
Practices negotiating with preferred provider organizations (PPO) now have additional help with a toolkit developed by the American Medical Association (AMA) and the American Association of Preferred Provider Organizations (AAPPO). PPO Contracting Resource Available was last modified: July 5th, 2011 by admin aapc...