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Ten Steps to a Patient-Centered Medical Home -- FPM

Dec 1, 2009 - Start with steps that increase practice revenue. Then you'll be better able to afford the steps that just make practice better and more satisfying.

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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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The 1997 Evaluation and Management Guidelines at a Glance

...99213 EPF EPF LC 15 min. 99214 D D MC 25 min. 99215 C C HC 40 min. 2 of 3 required THE 1997 EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT GUIDELINES AT A GLANCE 2 of 2 Exam Systems/Areas Bulleted elements PF 1+ 1-5 EPF 1+ 6-11 D 2+ 12+ C 9+ 18+ Note: For the...

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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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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.

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Time is of the Essence: Coding on the Basis of Time for Physician Services -- Family ...

...are summarized on page 30. For example, according to CPT, a 99203 office visit typically requires 30 min- utes of a physician’s time, while a 99213 office visit requires 15 minutes on average. When time can be used as the basis for selecting the right code, there is some debate...

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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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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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Time-Based Coding Guidelines

...15 99213 20 99202 25 99214 30 99203 40 99215 45 99204 60 99205 OUTPATIENT CONSULTATIONS, NEW OR ESTABLISHED Avg. minutes spent (face-to-face) Consultation code 15 99241 30 99242 40 99243 60 99244 80 99245 When physicians provide services...

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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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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.

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Trouble at the Money/Medicine Interface -- FPM

Jun 1, 2003 - Argues that the reimbursement system's misalignment of incentives makes the health care system absurdly complicated and points to two articles in this issue as evidence.

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Understanding When to Use the New Patient E/M Codes

...99213 Expanded problem-focused Expanded problem-focused Low 15 99214 Detailed Detailed Moderate 25 99215 Comprehensive Comprehensive High 40 Two of the three key components must be met DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS FOR NEW- AND ESTABLISHED-PATIENT OFFICE VISITS...

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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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Understanding Your Medical Bills

...Ellis J 1/13/04 99213 90471 90669 36415 60.00 10.00 90.00 25.00 10.00 5.00 .00 10.00 90.00 .00 NC NC 15.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 35.00 0.00 0.00 20.00 COLUMN TOTALS 185.00 15.00 100.00 15.00 55.00 ADJUSTED BECAUSE OF OTHER INSURANCE .00 NET PAYABLE 55.00...

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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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Virtual Office Visits: A Reachable and Reimbursable Innovation -- FPM

Oct 1, 2007 - They're convenient, they're efficient, and for a growing number of physicians, they pay.

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What Every Physician Should Know About the RUC -- FPM

Feb 1, 2008 - A small group of physicians has a big say in what you get paid.

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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.

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Why It's Time to Purchase an Electronic Health Record System -- FPM

Dec 1, 2004 - The old reasons for holding off may have lost their validity.

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Why It’s Time to Purchase an Electronic Health Record System -- Family Practice Management, docu- mented a substantial overall increase in the appropriate use of 99214 codes for visits that would previously have been coded 99213, approximately one year after implementing E L E C T R O N I C R E C O R D S You can use the worksheet below to estimate the net...

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Why the Medicare Fee Schedule and RVUs Matter to Employed Family Physicians -- FPM

Jun 1, 2010 - When Medicare payments are cut, everybody loses, not just self-employed physicians.

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