TITLE

Increasing office-based Medicare revenue in 2009

AUTHOR(S)
Asbell, Riva Lee
PUB. DATE
May 2009
SOURCE
Ocular Surgery News;5/10/2009, Vol. 27 Issue 9, p42
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents tips for choosing between the office-based payment system and the ASC payment system. Information on the new ASC payment system introduced by Medicare is presented. Factors that should be part of the equation that is used to determine the final decision include convenience versus productivity, case volume, physician productivity, ownership of ASC and botoom line.
ACCESSION #
39247014

 

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