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What's the Harm? - December 2015 - Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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they want every Tuesday at 7 a.m., that's prime time for cataract sur- gery." While cataract patients are nearly always Medicare patients, retina patients aren't. So negotiating contracts with private payers is critical to making your cases pay, says Mary Meier, BS, CPC, administrator of the Eye Center of Columbus in Ohio. "We look at our top procedures — case costs, overhead, staff — and make sure even our highest-cost cases can be reimbursed at a profit. If we can show them how much less expensive, more efficient and safer it is than at a hospital, private payers love that," she says. OSM E-mail dbernard@outpatientsurgery.net. 1 3 5 D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 5 | O U T P A T I E N TS U R G E R Y. N E T

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