Getting Paid - Life improvement strategies for the surgeon who wants more ... in 10 minutes - Episode 25

Pump the brakes on your week and take 10 minutes to make your life as a surgeon just a little better…

On this episode Jeff welcomes Matthew Twetten, MBA, a health policy expert in physician payment and coding, to talk about financial wellness and being properly reimbursed for MORE of the work we do.

Our time is a valuable commodity. To make the most of our time, it's important to educate ourselves on the rules and processes of billing and coding. This may require additional work and better communication (with the insurance company, patient and billing department), but it will pay dividends in the end.


Matt offers three steps to improve your ability to get paid and receive proper compensation:

  • Step 1 - Have a mindset that you deserve and need to get paid, to be sustainable

  • Step 2 - Assign a value to yourself and your time

  • Step 3 - While staff can track your time, you need to set your value and set the standard

Most importantly, start seeing your value and capturing your time this week!

If you’re not familiar with Matthew Twetten, MBA, he is a health policy and physician payment / coding professional. He has served in the government relations department of the North American Spine Society (NASS) and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). He is currently an independent RUC and CPT consultant to several medical specialty societies and various stakeholders.

Email if you would like to contact Matt. 

Getting paid is a perfect example of how surgeons can improve their effectiveness inside and outside of the OR.