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99213 vs. 99214: Three tips for spotting the difference -- FPM

Aug 22, 2018 - One of the most confounding aspects of evaluation and management (E/M) coding is the distinction between a 99213 and a 99214 established patient office visit. The following tips can help you recognize when a visit meets the requirements of a 99214, as opposed to a 99213.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/coding_99214.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.

Family Practice Management : Articles

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

Family Practice Management : Articles

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

Practice Essentials -- FPM Topic Collection

Nov 8, 2011 - If you want a quick course on those aspects of practice that you didn't learn about in medical school and residency, or if you're new to practice and feeling overwhelmed, this Practice Essentials article collection will introduce you to the basics -- from coding to contracting to time ...

Family Practice Management : Topic Collections

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=74

Coding -- FPM Topic Collection

Jul 23, 2010 - This article collection features popular FPM content on the subject of coding -- from getting all the 99214s you deserve to differentiating between new and established patient visits. This article collection features popular FPM content on the subject of coding -- from getting all the ...

Family Practice Management : Topic Collections

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=49

99213 or 99214? Three Tips for Navigating the Coding Conundrum

...99213 or 99214? Three Tips for Navigating the Coding Conundrum Here’s how to quickly identify whether you’re on the path to a 99214 versus a 99213. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Richelle Marting is an attorney practicing with Forbes Law Group in Overland Park, Kan., where she focuses on...

Family Practice Management

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

Coding "Routine" Office visits: 99213 or 99214? -- Family Practice Management

...d ata show that family physicians choose 99213 for about 61 percent of visits with established Medicare patients and choose 99214 only about 23 percent of the time for the same type of visit.1 So 99213 must be the correct code to use for a routine visit, right? Not necessarily. Many...

Family Practice Management

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

How to Use Group Visits to Manage Obesity -- FPM

Oct 1, 2019 - Clinic and community resources combine to support patients in this unique group-visit model.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0900/p20.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?

Family Practice Management : Articles

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

Family Practice Management : Articles

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

Medicare Wellness Visits: Reassessing Their Value to Your Patients and Your Practice --...

Apr 1, 2019 - Providing Medicare wellness visits can be challenging but can improve quality and practice revenue.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0300/p25.html

Primary Care Exception Needs Expansion, AAFP Tells CMS

Oct 14, 2019 - In an Oct. 9 letter to CMS, the Academy advocated for the expansion of codes under the primary care exception rule -- an update that would reduce administrative complexity without compromising patient care.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20191014exceptionrule.html

Four tips to help you spend less time charting -- FPM

Oct 10, 2019 - To get through your routine documentation more efficiently and reduce work after clinic, try these tips.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/spend_less_time_on_charting.html

Coding & Documentation - May-Jun 2019 -- FPM

Jun 1, 2019 - Same-day return visit | Modifier for incident-to services | Inpatient care billing by teaching physician | Biopsy of the outer ear | Multiple X-rays

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0500/p31.html

Think 99214 if you see these problems or procedures -- FPM

Jun 20, 2019 - The risk component of medical decision making is more subjective and can be difficult to identify, so here’s what to look for.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/99214_presenting_problems.html

Coding & Documentation - Nov-Dec 2018 -- FPM

Dec 1, 2018 - When the chief complaint is medication refill | 99221 for second hospital encounter? | Staph infection of a wound

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/1100/p32.html

Coding & Documentation - Jul-Aug 2018 -- FPM

Aug 1, 2018 - Medicare billing for well-woman exams | Pediatric hearing screening | Road rash treatment | Peak flow testing | Student documentation

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0700/p31.html

How to Create a Culture of Well-Being in Your Practice -- FPM

Aug 1, 2018 - Every organization has a culture, either by default or by design. Why not cultivate one that helps people thrive?

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0700/p11.html

Evaluation and management (E/M) coding and documentation burden could lighten in 2019 ...

Jul 13, 2018 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' proposed rule for the Physician Fee Schedule for 2019 contains significant revisions to the coding, documentation, and payment of office visit evaluation and management services.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/em_coding_proposed_changes.html

How to handle a rude patient -- FPM

Aug 23, 2018 - When you encounter patient rudeness or other difficult behaviors, the technique of reframing can help.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/rude_patients.html

Six keys to coding 99211 visits -- FPM

Aug 20, 2018 - Using CPT code 99211 can boost your practice’s revenue and improve documentation. Here's how to determine if a service qualifies.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/coding_99211.html

Services Not Covered by Medicare -- Physician Payment

Aug 10, 2018 - Learn about the two categories of services not covered by Medicare, including services not deemed medically reasonable or necessary and non-covered services.

Practice Management : Payment for Physicians

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/payment/coding/non-covered-services.html

Quality Measurement: A Long Way to Go -- FPM

Aug 1, 2018 - Physician quality shouldn't be subjective. But the current measurement methods need more work.

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0700/p4.html

Early Thoughts on the 2019 Fee Schedule

Jul 31, 2018 - AAFP staff members are reviewing the 2019 Medicare physician fee schedule. In the latest In the Trenches post, Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin shares some initial reactions based on the Academy's early evaluation of the proposal.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20180731itt_feeschedule.html

Coding & Documentation - Mar-Apr 2018 -- FPM

Apr 1, 2018 - Time spent on chronic care management vs. time spent on E/M services | ICD-10 coding for bug bites | Billing for palliative care visits

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0300/p41.html

Getting Your Notes Done on Time -- FPM

Apr 1, 2016 - These seven tips can help you spend less time on charting.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0300/p40.html

Coding office visits the easy way - based on time -- FPM

Feb 9, 2018 - An E/M office visit may be coded based solely on face-to-face time when more than half is devoted to counseling or coordination of care.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/coding_office_visits_the_easy_way.html

What's your coding profile? -- FPM

Feb 2, 2018 - Comparing your E/M coding distribution with national benchmarks will help you identify aberrant coding patterns and make adjustments before they raise a red flag with payers or cost your practice money.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/whats_your_coding_profile.html

Medical Coding for Group Visits -- Physician Payment

Dec 22, 2017 - Find out the coding procedures to follow to receive Medicare payment for group visits.

Practice Management : Payment for Physicians

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/payment/coding/group-visits.html

2018 FPM Issues -- FPM

Jan 3, 2018 - 2018 issues of FPM journal

Family Practice Management : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/explore/past/2018.html

Coding for Vaccine Administration -- Physician Payment

Dec 22, 2017 - Find out the correct coding procedures for vaccine administration.

Practice Management : Payment for Physicians

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/payment/coding/admin.html

Coding & Documentation - Jan-Feb 2016 -- FPM

Feb 1, 2016 - ...99213 or 99214? Three Tips for Navigating the Coding Conundrum A Refresher on Medical Necessity Skin Deep: How to Properly Code for Biopsies and Lesion Removal Editor's Collections Coding & Documentation Related Topic Searches Time-based coding MOST RECENT ISSUE...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0100/p34.html

Coding & Documentation - Sep-Oct 2015 -- FPM

Oct 1, 2015 - ...99213 or 99214? Three Tips for Navigating the Coding Conundrum Editor's Collections Medicare Medicare Annual Wellness Visits Coding & Documentation Related Topic Searches Medicare Time-based coding MOST RECENT ISSUE Sep-Oct 2019 Access the latest issue of...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2015/0900/p48.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

Treating Dementia With Shared Group Visits -- FPM

Jun 1, 2015 - Seeing patients with dementia in a group setting can streamline visits and help provide support for caregivers and families.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2015/0500/p16.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.

Family Practice Management : Articles

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

Potential pitfall in Medicare billing: psychotherapy in conjunction with an evaluation ...

May 30, 2014 - Potential pitfall in Medicare billing: psychotherapy in conjunction with an evaluation and management service

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/potential_pitfall_in_medicare_billing.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.

Family Practice Management : Articles

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

Making Medicare Wellness Visits Work in Practice -- FPM

Oct 1, 2012 - Taking a systematic, team-based approach can make these services valuable for physicians and patients.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/0900/p11.html

We're Changing Our Approach to the RUC

Mar 16, 2012 - Evaluation and management codes, such as 99213 and 99214, are limited by Medicare billing rules. More importantly, they fail to reflect the complexity of our patients' conditions, the effect one of those conditions might have on another, and the intensity of the services we routinely ...

AAFP News : As We See It: Voices From the AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20120316presmessonruc.html

2005 FPM Issues -- FPM

Jun 13, 2013 - Access the 2005 issues of FPM.

Family Practice Management : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/explore/past/2005.html

Coding & Documentation - Nov-Dec 2012 -- FPM

Dec 1, 2012 - ...99213 or 99214? Three Tips for Navigating the Coding Conundrum Coding Better for Better Reimbursement Coding Changes for Family Medicine in 2018 Editor's Collections Documentation Guidelines Coding & Documentation Related Topic Searches Time-based coding...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/1100/p31.html

CPT Update for 2013 -- FPM

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

Family Practice Management : Articles

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.

Family Practice Management : Articles

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.

Family Practice Management : Articles

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

E-Prescribing codes for 2012 -- FPM

Feb 22, 2012 - E-Prescribing codes for 2012

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/e_prescribing_codes_for_2012.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.

Family Practice Management : Articles

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.

Family Practice Management : Articles

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

Resolution No. 305 (Virginia C) - Request the AAFP to Work with Insurers to Reduce the ...

May 7, 2015 - This resolution asks that the AAFP collaborate with the American Medical Association (AMA), America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), and other appropriate stakeholders to develop and implement best practices for the standardization of the prior authorization process across managed care ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/previous/2014/resolutions/virginia-c.mem.html

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