BC Advantage - 2019 Issue 6

What to Look for When Auditing Smoking Cessation Services

Lots of physician practices overlook the opportunity to bill for furnishing smoking cessation  services to patients. These services are unlikely to create a financial windfall, but with payments that range from $15-$30 per encounter, the payments can add up. Not to mention that most physicians are already doing the work of trying to help smokers quit as part of just about any primary care service for those who smoke. As an auditor, however, when practices do embrace billing for smoking cessation, you will often see common errors that can result in either a flat-out denial for not meeting...

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