Make an appointment to meet with the business manager at a physician’s office or health care clinic. Discuss the importance of ICD-10 coding or CPT coding (or both) for that office. Ask to view the system that the office uses to assign diagnostic and procedure codes. After the visit, write a brief summary of your findings and impressions.
Investigate the CMS website to determine their current and proposed value-based or pay-for-performance programs. Compare one or more of the programs to the traditional fee-for-service payment method. What are the advantages and disadvantages of each to a physician provider in a small practice?