Volume 11 - Issue 1 - January 2003

W ith the expected 4.4% decrease in Medicare allowables for fiscal year 2003, many dermatologists, and physicians in general, are considering changing their statuses from participating (par) to non-participating (non-par) in an effort to stanch the bleeding caused by decreased reimbursements. If like many physicians you’re considering this move to potentially save money, you’ll need to know some critical information: Making the change to non-par could end up costing you a lot of money. Before you make your final decision, which has been extended this year to Feb. 15 because the F