Archive for The Day of December 29th, 2006

Archive for the Day of December 29th, 2006

Welcome to the medical billing blog archive for the day of December 29th, 2006.

Here you will find links to every article added to the Outsource Management Group web site during December 29th, 2006.

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A Good Solution for Colonoscopy Confusion

There has been growing confusion over exactly how to report the growing number of colonoscopies that become “diagnostic”. This procedure has become more and more commonplace and the debate continues. Sometimes the best answer is the most obvious, contact the carrier and ask them how they want the procedure reported on your medical billing. Colonoscopies are part of a check up for most individuals over the age of 50, however when the colonscopy finds a polyp, you should normally use the polyp diagnosis in your medical billing claim and not the screening V code. The exception to this rule would be if the physician discovers a polyp during the screening,

Interesting Study About Doctor’s Charges

A recent study came up with a staggering conclusion, nearly three-fourths of U.S. consumers said they know little to nothing about how the fees of their doctors compared to other physicians in a similar practice. Furthermore the study concluded the most Americans actually underestimate what their providers charge. For example, most adults (65 percent) think that, in general, a high-priced doctor in the U.S. charges two or three times as much for the same procedure as a low-priced doctor. In fact, a review of HealthMarkets data for several selected procedures shows that some doctors charge nearly 10 times what others charge for the same procedure. Additional information gained in the

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