Discounting for multiple arthroscopic procedures

By Margaret M. Maley

It may take more from the bottom line than you think!

It’s hardly a surprise when payers issue an explanation of benefits (EOB) with a reduction in reimbursement for multiple procedures performed during the same operative session by the same provider. Both Medicare and all payers that follow Medicare reimbursement policies use the multiple procedure reduction rule when calculating the reimbursement for the additional procedures.

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