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Cracking the reimbursement code: Hard work, big changes cover geriatric care

 

Last updated 11/9/2018 at 2:45am



TEMECULA – For millions of older adults who rely on Medicare, the federal health insurance program for people 65 years and older, the care they receive from expert clinicians becomes five-digit “billing codes,” which in turn ensure clinicians can be reimbursed for their work supporting health, safety and independence. But even billing codes have a story to tell, according to experts from the American Geriatrics Society in a new Journal of the American Geriatrics Society editorial. It outlines how several key health services – from those for managing chronic care to those for assessi...



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