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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

Documenting and Coding Preventive Visits: A Physician's Perspective -- FPM

Aug 1, 2012 - It’s not hard, once you get the hang of it, but the differences from E/M coding can be confusing.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/0700/p12.html

Four Coding and Payment Opportunities You Might Be Missing -- FPM

Jun 1, 2016 - You’re likely already doing the work, so why not get paid for it?

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0500/p30.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

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

Transitional Care Management: Practical Processes for Your Practice -- FPM

Jun 1, 2019 - Helping patients safely bridge the gap from acute care to ambulatory care is good for patients and practices too.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0500/p27.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

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

Coding Changes for Family Medicine in 2018 -- FPM

Feb 1, 2018 - New codes for cognitive assessment and care planning, team-based care management, prolonged preventive services, and anticoagulation management are among this year’s changes.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0100/p5.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

Making Sense of MACRA: Aligning Transitional Care Management With the Quality Payment ...

Dec 1, 2017 - Learn how coordinated care benefits patients, QPP performance, and your bottom line.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/1100/p21.html

New Codes, New Payment Opportunities for 2017 -- FPM

Feb 1, 2017 - This year's changes include opportunities to get paid for some services that were previously not billable.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/0100/p7.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

Coding and Billing Rules in 2016: Out With the Old, In With the New -- FPM

Feb 1, 2016 - Incident-to rules and advance care planning top the list of changes.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0100/p14.html

Immunizations: How to Protect Patients and the Bottom Line -- FPM

Apr 1, 2015 - Minimizing costs and maximizing reimbursement can make immunizations profitable.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2015/0300/p24.html

Twelve Errors to Avoid in Coding Skin Procedures -- FPM

Feb 1, 2013 - Using the correct codes can mean the difference between getting paid and getting audited.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2013/0100/p11.html

The Cure for Claims Denials -- FPM

Apr 1, 2015 - Here are six reasons your claims might be getting denied and what you and your staff can do to prevent it.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2015/0300/p7.html

Transitional Care Management Services: New Codes, New Requirements -- FPM

Jun 1, 2013 - Two new codes will help you get paid for managing a patient’s transition from the inpatient to outpatient setting, but they come with new expectations.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2013/0500/p12.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

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

CPT Update for 2014 -- FPM

Feb 1, 2014 - Changes this year include revisions to transitional care management codes and new interprofessional consultation codes.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0100/p6.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

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

CPT Update for 2013 -- FPM

Dec 1, 2012 - This year's changes include some promising new codes for care coordination.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/1100/p8.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

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

CPT 2012: Updated & Clarified -- FPM

Feb 1, 2012 - It's mostly small changes this year, but small changes can trip you up too.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/0100/p6.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

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

Answers to Your Questions About Medicare Annual Wellness Visits -- FPM

Apr 1, 2011 - Our previous issue described the requirements and introduced an encounter form for documenting these visits. Now we answer your questions about this newest Medicare benefit.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2011/0300/p13.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

CPT Update for 2011: Immunizations, Observations and More -- FPM

Feb 1, 2011 - Changes include new codes for pediatric vaccine administration and subsequent hospital observation care.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2011/0100/p5.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

Don't Get Burned Coding Common Skin Procedures -- FPM

Oct 1, 2005 - This encounter form can help you to prevent minor operations from becoming major billing headaches.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/1000/p47.html

CPT 2010: Ring in the New Decade With These New Codes -- FPM

Feb 1, 2010 - The changes take effect Jan. 1.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2010/0100/p13.html

Understanding When to Use 99211 -- FPM

Jun 1, 2004 - Using CPT code 99211 can boost your practice’s revenue and improve documentation.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0600/p32.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

Sports Physicals: A Coding Conundrum -- FPM

Oct 1, 2006 - Here’s how to make sure you get paid for this common and valuable service.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/1000/p39.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

CPT 2009: Out With the Old, In With the New -- FPM

Feb 1, 2009 - A new injection code and newborn codes are among this year’s most notable CPT changes.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2009/0100/p7.html

New Year, New Medicare Preventive Coverage -- FPM

Feb 1, 2009 - Your practice and your patients will happily ring in these three changes.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2009/0100/p19.html

Vaccination Management: Is Your Practice on Target? -- FPM

Oct 1, 2008 - These strategies will protect your patients and your bottom line.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0900/p28.html

Discussing End-of-Life Care With Your Patients -- FPM

Mar 1, 2008 - The conversation may not be easy, but your patients will be grateful.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0300/p18.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

Preventive Medicine: Giving Patients the Hard Sell -- FPM

Jan 1, 2008 - Your patients will be better off if you take a more active approach and consistently advocate for prevention.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0100/p22.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

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

CPT 2008: A Glimpse of the Future of Family Medicine? -- FPM

Jan 1, 2008 - This year's new codes cover evaluations done over the phone or online.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0100/p16.html

Coding Flu Shots: Immunize Against Lost Revenue -- FPM

Oct 1, 2007 - Make this hectic time of year a little smoother by reminding yourself and your staff how to code flu shots.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/1000/p35.html

Billing for Medicare Part D Vaccines -- FPM

Aug 1, 2007 - CMS introduced vaccine administration code G0377 for 2007, but what you will report next year is still unknown.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0700/p33.html

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