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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

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 - 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

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

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

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

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

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

Fighting for a Fee Schedule That Works for You, Your Patients

Aug 21, 2018 - The AAFP is working on a detailed response to the proposed 2019 Medicare physician fee schedule that steers CMS toward fixes that will help family physicians give patients the comprehensive, continuous care they expect.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20180821presmsg-mpfs.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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 & 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

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

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

Incentive Payments Lead to Healthier Patients, Say Michigan FPs

Mar 9, 2015 - Three primary care physicians in Michigan discuss their experiences with a payment incentive program offered by a private insurer.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20150309tieredpayments.html

Coding & Documentation - Jan-Feb 2015 -- FPM

Feb 1, 2015 - ...99213 or 99214? Three Tips for Navigating the Coding Conundrum Is Your Diagnosis Coding Ready for Risk Adjustment? CPT Update for 2014 Editor's Collections Coding Coding & Documentation Related Topic Searches CPT: Evaluation and management codes MOST RECENT...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

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

Resolution No. 306 (Ohio A) - AAFP Action on Prior Authorization Policies -- 2014 ...

Nov 13, 2014 - This resolution asks that the AAFP meet with private and government insurers to discuss solutions that would decrease the large administrative burden involved with prior authorizations.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Coding & Documentation - May-Jun 2014 -- FPM

Jun 1, 2014 - ...Regarding transitional care management codes 99495 and 99496, if we see the patient for a 99213- or 99214-level service before the end of the 30-day period, can we bill for that visit at that time and then bill the 99495 after the 30 days? A The first face-to-face visit with the...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0500/p29.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

Coding & Documentation - Mar-Apr 2014 -- FPM

Apr 1, 2014 - ...99213 or 99214? Three Tips for Navigating the Coding Conundrum Are You Coding Accurately? Skin Deep: How to Properly Code for Biopsies and Lesion Removal Editor's Collections ICD-10 Coding Coding & Documentation Related Topic Searches ICD-10 MOST RECENT ISSUE...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0300/p27.html

Practice Pearls - Mar-Apr 2014 -- FPM

Apr 1, 2014 - ...the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) said a physician could furnish a medically necessary face-to-face E/M visit (CPT code 99213 or similar code depending on level of service) to a patient that is observed by other patients. The agency added that none of the...

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0300/p28.html

Coding & Documentation - Nov-Dec 2013 -- FPM

Dec 1, 2013 - ...In general, the AAFP advises that you report an E/M code, such as 99213, for a patient seen in a group setting as long as your documentation supports that you provided the key components of the code. In other words, the fact that an E/M service was provided in the presence of other...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2013/1100/p28.html

New AAFP President Thrives on Relationships, Problem Solving

Sep 25, 2013 - AAFP President Reid Blackwelder, M.D., of Kingsport, Tenn., is a glass-half-full kind of guy who isn't afraid of confronting challenges head on, and he thrives on finding solutions. In a recent interview with AAFP News Now, Blackwelder says he is prepared to lead the Academy into a new ...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20130925blackwelderqa.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

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

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

Coding & Documentation - Jan-Feb 2013 -- FPM

Feb 1, 2013 - ...99213 or 99214? Three Tips for Navigating the Coding Conundrum Getting Paid for Screening and Assessment Services How to Code for Observation Services Editor's Collections Documentation Guidelines Coding & Documentation Related Topic Searches Documentation,...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2013/0100/p33.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

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

Coding & Documentation - May-Jun 2012 -- FPM

Jun 1, 2012 - ...99213 or 99214? Three Tips for Navigating the Coding Conundrum A Quick-Reference Card for Identifying Level-4 Visits Do You Know What Is (or Isn't) in Your Documentation? Editor's Collections Coding Coding & Documentation Related Topic Searches CPT: Evaluation...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/0500/p32.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

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

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

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

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