Keep in mind that the Insurance Subcommittee cannot negotiate contracts for physicians but is willing and able to investigate unfair practices from insurance companies that would put a patient at risk.
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Correction: This article originally stated that HIP will not approve the use of CPT code 76880 for rheumatologists. This is incorrect and has been removed from the article. Code 76880 has been deleted from CPT for reporting in 2011.