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Payer Mix

This refers to the mix of insurers in the practice or facility. Some examples would be Medicare, Evercare, Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Healthcare, Secure Horizons, etc.

Medicare pays on a fee for service basis. This means every time an APN makes a visit, Medicare is billed and the APN gets paid. Managed care companies may be in a capitation arrangement with the practice. This means that for each member, the practice is paid a preset amount per month. All patient costs and provider costs are paid from this capitation.

Alternatively, a managed care company may negotiate a set contract with a provider group, to provide care to a group of patients. As mentioned earlier, each insurer may have a different arrangement, as far as how they reimburse advanced practitioners. Some insurers may be better than others in terms of paying claims in a timely manner.

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