Thursday, December 29, 2005

Somebody help me figure this out. I know that CMS has all these rules about what you have to document in order to get paid, right? So, in order to bill for a day in the hospital, you have to follow the rules, right?

How does an orthopedist get paid when an entire day's progress note is "Hgb 10.2" and signature. Are they paid by the case and not the day?