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Skin Deep: How to Properly Code for Biopsies and Lesion Removal -- FPM

Apr 1, 2019 - Learn about the new skin biopsy codes, and follow these tips to make sure you get full credit for the skin procedures you perform.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0300/p15.html

Using Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention to Address Patients' Risky Drinking -- FPM

Jun 1, 2017 - Asking patients about their drinking habits is a straightforward way to boost health and revenue.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/0500/p12.html

Finding the Bright Spots in Value-Based Care -- FPM

Oct 1, 2017 - Taking one small step at a time, primary care practices can lead the way as the health care system begins to reward value.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/0900/p21.html

Coding & Documentation - Mar-Apr 2017 -- FPM

Apr 1, 2017 - ...those that affected management decisions at the current encounter are pertinent to medical decision-making (e.g., a patient's controlled hypertension has little to no impact on treatment decisions if a patient presents with sore throat). You should be able to alter the documentation...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/0300/p36.html

Exam Documentation: Charting Within the Guidelines -- FPM

Jun 1, 2010 - Yes, it's complicated, but don't make it harder than it has to be.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2010/0500/p24.html

Time Is on Your Side: Coding on the Basis of Time -- FPM

Dec 1, 2008 - E/M coding can be so complex that you forget those visits where it's just a matter of time.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/1100/p17.html

Coding & Documentation - Mar-Apr 2015 -- FPM

Apr 1, 2015 - ...Reviewing a patient's medications is required during a Medicare annual wellness visit (AWV) but assessing chronic conditions such as hypertension and hyperlipidemia is not, even though these tasks are inter-related. Is the latter separately billable when performed in the context of...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2015/0300/p30.html

Coding & Documentation - Jan-Feb 2015 -- FPM

Feb 1, 2015 - ...A nurse practitioner in our practice provided a follow-up visit for hypertension. The encounter met all the requirements for billing incident to the physician, except that the patient also presented with a new complaint, for which an antibiotic was prescribed. How should this be...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2015/0100/p32.html

E/M Coding and the Documentation Guidelines: Putting It All Together -- FPM

Oct 1, 2011 - It's time to test your E/M coding skills.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2011/0900/p33.html

Thinking on Paper: Documenting Decision Making -- FPM

Aug 1, 2010 - The third article in our series on Medicare's documentation guidelines will help you determine whether what's on your mind is what's on the patient's record.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2010/0700/p10.html

Letters - Nov-Dec 2012 -- FPM

Dec 1, 2012 - ...problem with preventive visits is that patients often expect to get refills for at least three other chronic medical problems (diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia, etc.) at the same time – and expect to not have to pay their copay because their insurer advised them to come in for...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/1100/p6b.html

Level-II vs. Level-III Visits: Cracking the Codes -- FPM

Jan 1, 2007 - Once you learn the rules, choosing the right code is easier than you think.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0100/p21.html

Documenting History in Compliance With Medicare's Guidelines -- FPM

Apr 1, 2010 - The difference between one level and the next may be no more than a word or two.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2010/0300/p22.html

Coding "Routine" Office Visits: 99213 or 99214? -- FPM

Sep 1, 2005 - Before choosing 99213 for routine visits, consider whether your work qualifies for a 99214.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0900/p52.html

Six Payment Opportunities You May Have Overlooked -- FPM

Dec 1, 2008 - The first step to improving your bottom line is to make sure you bill for the services you are already providing.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/1100/p27.html

Coding & Documentation - Nov 2008 -- FPM

Dec 1, 2008 - ...diabetic checkup, which we billed using CPT code 99213 and ICD-9 code 250.02. A few hours later, this patient came in with a migraine and hypertension issues. Could we have reported code 99058 for the second visit? A Code 99058 is to be reported in addition to the code for an...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/1100/p37.html

A Multiple-Service Rule for E/M Services -- FPM

Jun 1, 2008 - A simple rule change could improve access and quality of care while reducing inequities between compensation for E/M services and for procedures.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0600/p9.html

How to Get All the 99214s You Deserve -- FPM

Oct 1, 2003 - It’s easier than you might think to get what’s coming to you. [FPM Classics issue.]

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/1000/p31.html

Understanding When to Use Modifier -25 -- FPM

Oct 1, 2004 - A coding expert explains how and why modifier -25 can be used in family practice.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/1000/p21.html

Making Sense of Preventive Medicine Coding -- FPM

Apr 1, 2004 - Find out how to properly code and bill for the preventive services you provide.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0400/p49.html

New Year, New Medicare Benefits -- FPM

Feb 1, 2005 - The article explains what physicians need to know to get paid for providing a physical for all patients new to the Medicare program.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0200/p15.html

Coding & Documentation - Apr 2004 -- FPM

Apr 1, 2004 - ...if a physician tells a patient with hypertension to return to the office every six months for a blood-pressure check, 99211 should be used because the blood-pressure check is medically necessary to evaluate and manage the patient’s hypertension. On the other hand, if every patient...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0400/p23.html

Billing for Your Work With Surgeons -- FPM

Aug 1, 2004 - Coding and billing for services when a patient is undergoing surgery and is also under the care of a surgeon can be challenging for family physicians; the author explains how to do it right.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0700/p16.html

Coding & Documentation - Nov 2003 -- FPM

Dec 1, 2003 - ...for hip surgery and, subsequent to the surgery, asks you for your opinion and advice regarding evaluation and/or management of the hypertension the patient is having in the hospital, you may code that service as a consultation, provided that you document the request and any services...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/1100/p19.html

Coding Better for Better Reimbursement -- FPM

Jan 1, 2003 - Your work is worth more than you think. You just need to document and code it better.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0100/p29.html

Coding & Documentation - Oct 2003 -- FPM

Oct 1, 2003 - ...and separately identifiable from the G0101 service. An example would be if an established Medicare patient with chronic essential hypertension on a multiple-drug regimen presents for a periodic check-up of her condition, you note that the patient is overdue for a screening pelvic...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/1000/p16.html

Coding & Documentation - Sep 2003 -- FPM

Sep 1, 2003 - ...the patient’s fitness for surgery, especially if the patient has chronic or comorbid conditions that may be relevant (e.g., diabetes, hypertension). If the family physician documents the surgeon’s request, the resulting advice and any services ordered or performed and then provides...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0900/p25.html

Coding & Documentation - Jul 2003 -- FPM

Aug 1, 2003 - ...services codes (99201–99215). For example, if a surgeon calls you in to evaluate and manage pre-existing medical conditions (e.g., hypertension and diabetes) for which you have previously seen the patient, an established patient office or other outpatient services code (99211–99215)...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0700/p25.html

Coding & Documentation - Nov 2002 -- FPM

Dec 1, 2002 - ...and separately identifiable from the G0101 service. An example would be if an established Medicare patient with chronic essential hypertension on a multiple-drug regimen presents for a periodic checkup of her condition, you note that the patient is overdue for a screening pelvic and...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/1100/p30.html

New Medicare Payment Opportunities -- FPM

Jun 1, 2002 - On April 1, 2002, ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) became a Medicare-covered service. Effective January 1, 2002, Congress extended Medicare coverage for MNT to beneficiaries with diabetes or a renal disease. The author explains how to take advantage of these new payment ...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0600/p18.html

How to Get All the 99214s You Deserve [2001] -- FPM

Oct 1, 2001 - It’s easier than you might think to get what’s coming to you.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/1000/p43.html

Coding and Documentation Made Easier -- FPM

Apr 1, 1998 - The author's physician-friendly tool can help you to code more confidently.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1998/0400/p19.html

Coding & Documentation - Apr 2001 -- FPM

Apr 1, 2001 - ...FPM, especially as it pertains to an established patient. It is not rare to have an elderly patient come into the office with diabetes, hypertension, coronary artery disease and a new onset of dizziness or fatigue. The work-up requires level-V history and level-V decision making,...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0400/p16.html

Coding & Documentation - Feb 2001 -- FPM

Feb 1, 2001 - ...or concerns about hypertension and elevated triglycerides that we address, can we charge the biopsy code plus an office visit code? A Yes. If the work otherwise associated with an E/M service, such as 99212, is done to address his concerns about hypertension and elevated...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0200/p14.html

Coding & Documentation - Nov 1999 -- FPM

Dec 1, 1999 - ...We perform yearly comprehensive exams in which we mostly discuss and review patients' chronic medical conditions such as diabetes, hypertension and CHF. We also discuss prevention of osteoporosis, colon cancer, cholesterol problems, etc. How should we code these visits, and do the...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/1100/p14.html

Coding & Documentation - Jul 1999 -- FPM

Aug 1, 1999 - ...How do I bill for obstetric services provided in the hospital — such as evaluating a patient with preterm contractions or hypertension, or ruling out rupture of membranes — when the evaluation doesn't lead to admission? By my reading of the global maternity care codes, these...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0700/p12.html

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