Medicare payers look more closely at office visit billing

02/4/2013 | American Medical News (free content)

Medicare payers are taking a closer look at physician claims, according to this report. Palmetto GBA has targeted specialists and primary care physicians for prepayment audits of high-intensity new patient appointments, requiring the practitioners to provide support documentation before they get paid. Other Medicare payers also have instituted such policies, and Palmetto GBA said they will show how common erroneous claims are and allow the organization to offer billing guidance.

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