Medicare rules: Doctors just try to keep up

Johnson, Tom
May 1995
Ophthalmology Times;5/8/95, Vol. 20 Issue 19, p1
Trade Publication
Reports on the concerns of ophthalmologists on the rule changes in Medicare billing. `Ophthalmology Times' magazine's survey on the problems caused by rule changes; Effects of the growth of managed care and emphasis on business skills in medical care; Percentage of ophthalmologists' practice which is related to Medicare; Growth of electronic billing.


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