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All my payers—

Physician Practice Perspective, February 21, 2002

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Different payers...different rulesYou’ve seen one Medicare carrier...you’ve seen one Medicare carrier. Everyone has to make up their own rules. If you’ve worked in a medical office for even a short amount of time, you’ve probably heard one of these statements or some semblance thereof. To further complicate matters, although the American Medical Association (AMA) works hard each year to keep the CPT manual up-to-date, many carriers:1. Don’t update their fee schedules.2. Require HCPCS rather than the standard code.3. Require that you use a combination of

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