The Importance of A Referring Physician

by Annie Mathies It is often forgotten how important a referring physician really is to a practice. Referring physicians keep specialists in business. It is not just private practice physicians that need to focus on building and maintaining these relationships, physicians employed by hospitals also need to focus on this issue. You often hear physicians say “I don’t need to worry...

Can you bill an E&M service without...

by Steve Adams, CMS, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-I, PCS, FCS, COA Have you ever wondered if you could bill for an evaluation and management (E&M) service or a diagnostic test without actually providing an “in person” visit with the patient? For example, a patient in pre-term labor is seen in the Emergency Room (ER).  The ER physician contacts you and you ask them to place the patient in...