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.


RVU Billing Collection Global period Major operations Hernia 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SurgeryCarilion Clinic Virginia Tech School of MedicineRoanokeUSA
  2. 2.Division of General Surgery, Department of SurgeryIndiana University School of MedicineIndianapolisUSA
  3. 3.Department of SurgeryCarilion Health SystemRoanokeUSA

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