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CodeMap® Compliance Briefing: 3/30/07


Editor's Welcome:

This week's CodeMap Compliance Briefing will continue our examination of the vocabulary of compliance. Last week, we provided definitions and accompanying explanations for several basic compliance terms. This week, we will take a look at the vocabulary often associated with Medicare reimbursement systems. Hopefully, by the end of this briefing our subscribers will obtain a better understanding of such terms as prospective payment systems, fee-for-service payment systems, fee schedules, RBRVS, RVUs, OPPS, APCs, deductibles, and copayments.

Last week's briefing prompted several subscribers to inquire as to whether they could use portions of our email briefings to educate their workforce. We will allow the reproduction of any portion of our briefings as long as it is used for educational....

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