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10 Steps to Preparing Your Office for ICD-10 -- Now -- FPM

Feb 1, 2014 - Don't wait any longer. You need to take steps now to meet the Oct. 1 deadline.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0100/p9.html

13 Ways to Be More Efficient -- FPM

Apr 1, 1999 - A family physician presents practical tips that can help physicians and their staff members be more efficient in their patient-care activities.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0400/p47.html

99213 or 99214? Three Tips for Navigating the Coding Conundrum -- FPM

Aug 1, 2018 - Here’s how to quickly identify whether you’re on the path to a 99214 versus a 99213.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0700/p5.html

A Comparison of Voice Recognition Programs -- FPM

Apr 1, 1999 - This installment in an ongoing series on using computers will compare three software programs for physician voice recognition/dictation.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0400/p48.html

A New Approach to Making Your Doctor-Nurse Team More Productive -- FPM

Aug 1, 2008 - With proper training and delegation, your team can see more patients, deliver better care and feel more satisfied at work.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0700/p35.html

A Nursing Home Documentation Tool for More Efficient Visits -- FPM

Apr 1, 2012 - This one-page form can help improve care, keep visits patient-centered, and even save you some time.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/0300/p19.html

A Quick-Reference Card for Identifying Level-4 Visits -- FPM

Aug 1, 1999 - The author's tool will help you keep in mind what qualifies a visit for a 99214 or a 99204.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0700/p32.html

A Refresher on Coding Consultations -- FPM

Mar 1, 2007 - Here's a guide to the sometimes confusing documentation requirements for consultations.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0300/p45.html

A Refresher on Medical Necessity -- FPM

Aug 1, 2006 - Reviewing the rules and examining your coding practices can decrease denials and help you get paid.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0700/p28.html

A Refresher on Medicare and Concurrent Care -- FPM

Dec 1, 2005 - Here’s how to get paid when you’re not the only doctor in the hospital room.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/1100/p29.html

A Sure Way to Improve Your Dictation -- FPM

Jan 1, 2005 - The article explains the merits of dictating notes in the exam room with the patient present, as a way to increase efficiency and improve patient care.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0100/p55.html

A Team-Based Care Model That Improves Job Satisfaction -- FPM

Apr 1, 2018 - Expanding the role of medical assistants to better support providers can improve not only traditional outcomes but also job satisfaction.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0300/p6.html

A Tool for Evaluating Hypertension -- FPM

Mar 1, 2004 - The article offers an evidence-based approach to the diagnosis and treatment of hypertension, based on the seventh report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure (JNC 7), and includes an encounter form to aid physicians ...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0300/p79.html

A Tool For Evaluating Patients With Cold Symptoms -- FPM

Oct 1, 2004 - The article describes an encounter form that can improve documentation of visits for patients with cold symptoms and reduce the amount of time spent documenting, which sometimes can take longer than the visit itself.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/1000/p53.html

An Update on the E/M Codes and Documentation Guidelines -- FPM

May 1, 2003 - The author explains recent developments surrounding the revision of the documentation guidelines for evaluation and management services.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0500/p14.html

Are You Coding Accurately? -- FPM

Jun 1, 2004 - This article provides readers with step-by-step instructions for checking their E/M coding distribution with national guidelines established in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Family Practice Profile.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0600/p20.html

Are You Prepared to Defend Your Coding? -- FPM

Jun 1, 2005 - The authors offer readers an action plan to use in reacting/responding to payers' accusations of incorrect coding.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0600/p17.html

Beating the Prior Authorization Blues -- FPM

Oct 1, 2016 - Getting insurer approval for treatment can take hours out of your week. Here are some ways to reduce the pain.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0900/p15.html

Changes Proposed for the E/M Documentation Guidelines -- FPM

Jun 1, 1998 - The article reports on the results of the recently announced delay in implementation of the Medicare E/M documentation guidelines and summarizes possible changes in the content of the guidelines.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1998/0600/p14.html

Chart Audit: Is Your Practice Billing What It Should? -- FPM

Apr 1, 2009 - A simple review may save your practice loads of money.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2009/0300/p15.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

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 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 From the Bottom Up -- FPM

Dec 1, 2008 - Start from the presenting problem to get to the right code faster.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/1100/p22.html

Coding Level-IV Visits Without Fear -- FPM

Feb 1, 2006 - Use this worksheet to quickly assess whether you can code a 99214.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0200/p34.html

Coding Level-One Office Visits: A Refresher Course -- FPM

Aug 1, 2000 - If you're forgetting to bill 99211 for nursing visits, or using 99201 when you should be using 99202, this quick coding lesson may improve your practice's bottom line.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2000/0700/p39.html

CPT and ICD-9 Coding: The Right Tools for the Job -- FPM

Dec 1, 2008 - An enhanced version of our popular pocket guide and the annual update of another favorite reference add power to the FPM Toolbox.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/1100/p36.html

Do You Know What Is (or Isn't) in Your Documentation? -- FPM

Aug 1, 2013 - Leaving out key information in patient documentation can compromise quality and cost you money.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2013/0700/p23.html

Documentation Tips for Reducing Malpractice Risk -- FPM

Mar 1, 2000 - You can improve the quality of your communication and decrease malpractice risk with this revised version of SOAP.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2000/0300/p29.html

Documenting High-Risk Cases to Avoid Malpractice Liability -- FPM

Oct 1, 2000 - You're at the highest risk of malpractice suits when dealing with these five clinical conditions. Full documentation can help.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2000/1000/p33.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

Don't Be a Target for a Malpractice Suit -- FPM

Jun 1, 2006 - Protect yourself with these tips from a family physician who has successfully defended his care and that of other physicians.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0600/p57.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

Encounter Forms for Better Preventive Visits -- FPM

Aug 1, 2003 - These two tools can help improve your care and documentation.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0700/p35.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

Five Common Coding Mistakes That Are Costing You -- FPM

Apr 1, 2011 - Fix these problems to increase your bottom line.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2011/0300/p31.html

Five Lessons for Working With a Scribe -- FPM

Aug 1, 2016 - Documentation personnel can free up physicians during visits to do what we do best.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0700/p23.html

Getting More From a Voice Recognition System -- FPM

Mar 1, 2001 - The author will give readers tips on how to better use voice recognition software through the use of macros.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0300/p55.html

Getting Paid for Screening and Assessment Services -- FPM

Dec 1, 2017 - If you're not coding and billing for these services, you might be leaving money on the table.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/1100/p25.html

Getting Ready for ICD-10: How It Will Affect Your Documentation -- FPM

Dec 1, 2013 - Once you understand the basic structure of ICD-10, you'll be able to capture the details needed to assign a correct code.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2013/1100/p22.html

How to Analyze Your E/M Coding Profile -- FPM

Apr 1, 2007 - Your peers have been coding more 99214s. Is it time to review your coding habits?

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0400/p39.html

How to Code for Observation Services -- FPM

Feb 1, 2004 - The author provides tips for coding and billing for complicated observation services, such as when an observation stay lasts more than one day or changes to inpatient status.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0200/p23.html

How to Document and Bill Care Plan Oversight -- FPM

May 1, 2005 - This article will describe how to bill for and document care plan oversight, balancing it as a billing opportunity and a compliance risk. It will include a form for documenting CPO.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0500/p23.html

How to Document and Code for Hypertensive Diseases in ICD-10 -- FPM

Apr 1, 2014 - This installment in FPM's ICD-10 series explains the guidelines for coding hypertension.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0300/p5.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

How to Prevent a Prepayment Review From Becoming a No-Payment Review -- FPM

Sep 1, 1999 - Three things physicians can do to keep their claims from being denied or downcoded.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0900/p14.html

How to Reduce Your Malpractice Risk -- FPM

Aug 1, 2012 - Recognizing warning signs and documenting with care are two keys.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/0700/p21.html

ICD-10 Sprains, Strains, and Automobile Accidents -- FPM

Jun 1, 2015 - Our tour of ICD-10 continues with the minor injury codes you’re likely to use in family medicine.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2015/0500/p12.html

Implementing Preventive Care Flow Sheets -- FPM

Feb 1, 2001 - The article describes how one practice improved its delivery of preventive services, in part by increasing physicians' use of preventive care flowsheets.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0200/p51.html

Improve Your ICD-9 Coding With Voice-Recognition Macros -- FPM

Jun 1, 2006 - A voice-recognition system can automatically insert the correct ICD-9 codes into your dictated note.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0600/p39.html

Is Your Medicare Payer Playing by the Rules? -- FPM

Aug 1, 2010 - Don't let varying interpretations of the evaluation and management guidelines keep you from getting paid.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2010/0700/p27.html

It’s Time for ICD-10 Changes -- FPM

Dec 1, 2016 - The ICD-10 grace period has ended, so avoid using out-of-date and unspecified codes.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/1100/p17.html

Make Medical Notes Better and Faster With Macros -- FPM

Sep 1, 2005 - You can use your word processing program to create notes almost instantly - even if you’re not a great typist.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0900/p42.html

Making Paper Charts More Efficient -- FPM

Apr 1, 2003 - The article explores how simple interventions can save physicians time. For example, the author has improved the efficiency of her practice's lab reporting process by using standard stamped messages in place of writing those messages by hand.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0400/p51.html

Making Sense of Health Plan Denials -- FPM

Jun 1, 2001 - The first step to understanding and responding to denials is recognizing the difference between medical necessity and medical benefits.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0600/p39.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

Off the Charts: Teaching Students in Compliance With HCFA Guidelines -- FPM

May 1, 2000 - Play it safe when documenting E/M services: Keep your medical students' documentation out of patient chart notes.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2000/0500/p37.html

Optimizing the Role of Nursing Staff to Enhance Physician Productivity: One Physician's...

Aug 1, 2013 - When capable nurses are given greater responsibility for each patient encounter, good results follow.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2013/0700/p18.html

Seven Reasons to Dictate in the Presence of Your Patients -- FPM

Sep 1, 2001 - By simply moving dictation into the exam room, you may improve your practice in at least seven ways.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0900/p37.html

Seven Ways to Help Your Hospital Stay in Business -- FPM

May 1, 2003 - Your inpatient care decisions could make or break your local hospital.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0500/p27.html

Sharing Visit Notes: Getting Patients and Physicians on the Same Page -- FPM

Dec 1, 2016 - Inviting patients to review your visit notes is a promising change in practice. Here’s how to get started.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/1100/p10.html

Sneak Preview of the (Revised) Revised E/M Documentation Guidelines -- FPM

Sep 1, 1999 - The more you learn about them now, the better prepared you'll be when they hit.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0900/p43.html

Structure and Synchronicity for Better Charting -- FPM

Aug 1, 2011 - Two key characteristics will help you to ensure that your notes communicate not only what you did, but also what you were thinking.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2011/0700/p15.html

Take Charge of Coding: Don't Lose Income to Neglect -- FPM

Mar 1, 1999 - The time you spend will be well rewarded - both financially and in improved service to your patients.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0300/p37.html

Take-Home Messages From the Academy's Managed Care Forum -- FPM

Dec 1, 1998 - From time management to alternative medicine to accounting, the Managed Care Forum of the 1998 AAFP Scientific Assembly offered pearls for family physicians.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1998/1100/p47.html

Team-Based Care: Saving Time and Improving Efficiency -- FPM

Dec 1, 2014 - Physicians can maximize their time - and their practice's income - by delegating more documentation tasks to well-trained staff.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/1100/p23.html

Test Your Coding Skills -- FPM

Feb 1, 2002 - Go head to head with our review panel in coding six troublesome progress notes.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0200/p41.html

The 2019 Medicare Documentation, Coding, and Payment Update -- FPM

Feb 1, 2019 - This year’s changes include some welcome documentation relief, new codes for portal and telephone encounters, and much more.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0100/p23.html

The 2020 Medicare Documentation, Coding, and Payment Update -- FPM

Feb 1, 2020 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is trying to make Medicare documentation less burdensome and planning more changes that should result in a pay raise for family physicians in the future.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0100/p8.html

The FPM Encounter Forms Collection: 'Paper Automation' of Your Progress Notes -- FPM

Sep 1, 2006 - Our forms can make documentation faster, easier and more accurate while providing decision support and coding help. What more do you want for nothing?

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0900/p63.html

The Ins and Outs of "Incident-To" Reimbursement -- FPM

Dec 1, 2001 - If you work with nonphysician providers, you can’t afford to ignore these rules.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/1100/p23.html

The Integrated Summary: A Documentation Tool to Improve Patient Care -- FPM

Apr 1, 2003 - This easy-to-use template enables you to see the full context of a patient’s health on a single page.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0400/p33.html

The Physician Quality Reporting Initiative: Secrets to Success -- FPM

Feb 1, 2010 - Successful reporting begins with preparation.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2010/0100/p24.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

Three Documentation Tools That Work -- FPM

Jan 1, 1998 - Our progress note form, pocket guide and quick-reference list will help you put the revised Medicare documentation guidelines into practice.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1998/0100/p29.html

Time Is of the Essence: Coding on the Basis of Time for Physician Services -- FPM

Jun 1, 2003 - Sometimes, coding is almost as simple as looking at the clock.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0600/p27.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

Tools and Strategies for Improving Asthma Management -- FPM

Feb 1, 2010 - A clear goal, staff buy-in and simple tools - such as an asthma flow sheet - can help your practice follow asthma guidelines more consistently.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2010/0100/p16.html

Two Tried-and-True Documentation Tools -- FPM

Oct 1, 2003 - They don’t just help you code better. They also help make the documentation guidelines less annoying.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/1000/p51.html

Understanding When to Use the New Patient E/M Codes -- FPM

Sep 1, 2003 - Even an old patient can be new.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0900/p33.html

Using Empowered CMAs and Nursing Staff to Improve Team-based Care -- FPM

Feb 1, 2019 - Highly trained workers can perform more visit-related tasks, boosting care quality and reducing physician burnout.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0100/p17.html

Using Peer Review for Self-Audits of Medical Record Documentation -- FPM

Apr 1, 2000 - You might be surprised at how much doctors can help one another improve in coding and documentation.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2000/0400/p28.html

Voice Recognition Software: A Tool for Encounter Notes -- FPM

Feb 1, 1999 - This installment in an ongoing series on using computers will describe how one FP uses voice recognition/dictation software to expedite his charting.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0200/p55.html

What You Need to Know When Called Upon to Be a Good Samaritan -- FPM

Apr 1, 2008 - Understanding your legal protections and ethical obligations can make it easier to respond when duty calls.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0400/p37.html

When Is It Right to Code 99215? -- FPM

Dec 1, 2014 - Knowing the rules will give you the confidence to submit this seldom-used code.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/1100/p12.html

When to Bill for a Consultation -- FPM

Dec 1, 1999 - Medicare's clarification of its policy on when it's appropriate to pay for a consultation vs. a visit code.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/1100/p11.html

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