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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.

Family Practice Management : Articles

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.

Family Practice Management : Articles

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...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

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

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.

Family Practice Management : Articles

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

Family Practice Management : Articles

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

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...

Family Practice Management : Letters

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

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

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

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.

Family Practice Management : Articles

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.

Family Practice Management : Articles

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

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 - 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

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...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

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.

Family Practice Management : Articles

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

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