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Billing and Coding

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Billing and Coding
AAST Grand Round, December 4, 2014


Presented by:
R. Lawrence Reed, MD, Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital

Moderated by:
Lena Napolitano, MD, University of Michigan Medical Center

Further reading:

Does relative value unit–based compensation shortchange the acute care surgeon?
Schwartz DA, Hui X, Velopulos CG, Schneider EB, Selvarajah S, Lucas D, Haut ER, McQuay N, Pawlik TM, Efron DT, Haider AH.
J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2014 Jan;76(1):84-92; discussion 92-4.


The price of acute care surgery
Sweeting RS, Carter JE, Meyer AA, Rich PB.
J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2013 May;74(5):1239-42; discussion 1242-5.


Global surgical package reimbursement and the acute care surgeon: a threat to optimal care.
Schneider EB, Haider AH, Lidor AO, Efron JE, Villegas CV, Stevens KA, Hirani SA, Haut ER, Efron DT.
J Trauma. 2011 Mar;70(3):583-9.


The global surgical package—let's straighten it out
Reed RL, Luchette FA, Esposito TJ, Pyrz K, Gamelli RL.
J Trauma. 2008 Feb;64(2):388-389.


Medicare's bundling of trauma care codes violates relative value principles.
Reed RL, Luchette F, Davis KA, Esposito TJ, Poulakidas S, Santaniello J, Silver G, Pyrz K, Gamelli R.
J Trauma. 2004 Dec;57(6):1164-72.


Reducing trauma payment denials with computerized collaborative billing.
Reed RL, Davis KA, Silver GM, Esposito TJ, Tsitlik V, O'Hern T, Gamelli RL.
J Trauma. 2003 Oct;55(4):762-70.