How Do I Get Paid: Medicare, Medicaid, Insurance, Billing Pearls
This chapter provides a basic overlook of medical billing in surgery, including definitions and a few routinely encountered surgical scenarios. Medical billing is a complex piece of a career in surgery that can have a huge impact on earnings and reimbursement. Unfortunately, due to its complexity, many surgeons overlook the value of understanding billing, and few residents gain experience in this area. A simple comprehension of the process can improve communication with billers and insurances, ultimately leading to a more satisfying and fruitful practice.