A Plea for New Coding
Coding flaws are causing big problems for oncologists across the country. You know it, we know it. Improper and decreased reimbursements are leaving little choice but for small practices to close. Other practices are in debt to drug distributors to the tune of millions of dollars. Physicians are forced to seek other sources of revenue such as joint ventures with imaging centers. All of this inevitably increases costs to the healthcare system, the very thing we are supposed to be decreasing.
We’re armed with data proving our argument that the current codes are inadequate. Read more about our “Plea for New Coding” in the current issue (May 2010) of Community Oncology.