Ray Painter, MD
Urologist Ray Painter, MD, is president of Physician Reimbursement Systems, Inc., in Denver, and is also publisher of Urology Coding and Reimbursement Sourcebook.
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MIPS: A first look at how it will affect your practice
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a proposed rule regarding the implementation of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015. This article will summarize some of the details of the proposed rule, including an outline of the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), one of the key components of MACRA.
ICD-10 phase II: What you should be doing now
The Painters offer some suggestions on how to tackle phase II of ICD-10 coding.
Is modifier –22 an option for multiple stones?
In this latest installment of "Coding Q&A," Ray Painter, MD, and Mark Painter also discuss compensation plans and answer a question regarding CPT 76942 and 50200.
Four decades of billing, collections: How times have changed
When Dr. Painter started practice during the early 1970s in a small town in western Colorado, the entire billing and collections process was much simpler.
Today’s billing process: Follow these 11 steps
Today’s billing process: Follow these 11 steps
There are several very detailed steps that we will combine into 11 separate functions that have to be performed in a prompt and accurate fashion in order to submit a clean claim and be paid in a timely fashion.
What to include in list of holmium laser codes
In this "Coding Q&A" column, the Painters also the explain difference between CPT codes 74420 and 74450.
An SGR-free final rule: What you need to know
An SGR-free final rule: What you need to know
Here are the highlights of the final rule for Medicare Part B payment for calendar year 2016 of greatest interest to urologists.
How ICD-10 is changing how you do Dx coding
The implementation of ICD-10 has all of us reevaluating diagnosis coding.
Watch out for these 7 common EHR mistakes
Watch out for these 7 common EHR mistakes
In our review of hundreds of charts from multiple EHR systems, several frequently made errors emerged, and for this article, we will discuss seven common mistakes end how to avoid them.

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