Orthopedic trauma surgery reimbursements have been dropping. According to a study in the Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma, reimbursement for trauma surgery has dropped by almost one-third over the past 20 years .
Overpayments might not top your list of physician billing issues, but with recent CMS actions, it might be time to rethink that stance.
Patients hate surprise bills and soon, they’ll be much less common, thanks to the “No Surprises Act” . But while the bill protects patients it adds new complexities for physicians. In many ways, it shifts the balance of power to commercial health plans, something that could work out negatively for physicians.
We’re coming into the end of the year, which means now is a great time for healthcare leaders and medical billing and coding managers to survey recent CMS updates as you work to ensure the financial health of your organization.
Next year promises interesting changes for the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule — many of which will help medical billers and medical coders adapt to a world that has heavily shifted to telehealth and that is still responding to a pandemic.