This is the eBook version of the printed book. This Element is an excerpt from Overhauling America's Healthcare Machine: Stop the Bleeding and Save Trillions (9780132173254) by Douglas A. Perednia. Available in print and digital formats. Americaas stunningly complex, insanely inefficient healthcare billing system: How it works--or, more precisely, doesnat work. No single aspect of the healthcare system is more inefficient, destructive, and harmful to the average American than the way in which medical services are currently priced, billed, and paid for. It is hard to conceive of a system that is harder to understand, more difficult to adhere to, more expensive to implement and operate, and less conducive to the public welfare than ours....In 2009, the CPT system defined 14, 592 procedures in its Physician Fee Schedule. The systema#39;s complexity therefore arises as a result of three elements. The first is simply picking the right procedure code. The second is defining exactly whatanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Billion-Dollar Cottage Industry of Healthcare Billing|
|Author||:||Douglas A. Perednia|
|Publisher||:||Pearson Education - 2011-02-28|