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...status of chronic diseases). A brief HPI includes documentation of one to three of these elements and is consistent with E/M codes 99212 and 99213. Since this is a follow-up visit for well-controlled chronic condi- tions, the HPI doesn’t meet the level of an extended HPI, which...

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...the same amount for a 99213. Other payers use multiple conversion factors, which means that physicians in dif- ferent specialties could be paid differently for performing the same service (see Are Your Payers’ Fee Schedules Fair? FPM, April 2007). Code: 99213 Work RVUs: 0.92...

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...percent of established patient visits were reported as 99212 - a decrease of almost 50 percent. During the same four-year period, the use of 99213 decreased by about 7 percent and the use of 99214 increased by about 60 percent. The increased use of electronic health records...

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...3. Know the E/M documentation guidelines. A 99213 level of service does not require a comprehensive review of systems or a comprehensive exam. Document what’s medically necessary and complete for today’s visit, and no more. (For more information, see the FPM Docu- mentation...

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...patient primarily for management of diabetes, ICD-9 code 250.90 (diabetes type II with unspecified complications), would be diagnosis 1, and 99213 and 85018 (A1C test) would be marked with number 1 in the Rank column. If the patient also complains of a sore throat, the related...

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Planning Group Visits for High-Risk Patients -- FPM

Jun 1, 2000 - You'll not only have more satisfied patients and better compliance, but you'll also be compensated for your services.

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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

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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 ...

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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...

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Practice Pearls - Sep-Oct 2009 -- FPM

Oct 1, 2009 - ...The typical office visit for a family physician is represented by CPT code 99213. The work RVUs for that code in 2009 are 0.92. Based on this number, at 20 visits per day a family physician might be expected to generate 18.4 work RVUs per day, on average. Kent J. Moore AAFP Leawood,...

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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.

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Same-Day E/M Services: What to Do When a Health Plan Won't Pay -- FPM

Apr 1, 2006 - These ideas will help you deal with the difficult consequences of this common policy.

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Same-Day E/M Services: What to Do When a Health Plan Won’t Pay -- Family Practice ...

...Problem-oriented service 99213 $75 $40 (80 percent of Medicare allowable) $10 (20 percent of Medicare allowable) Totals $260 $40 $110 It may help to remind the patient that you implemented your policy in response to the patient’s health plan’s decision. 62 | FAMILY...

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Sep 2005

...Coding "Routine" Office Visits: 99213 or 99214? Peter R. Jensen Departments From the Editor New and Improved for You Leigh Ann Backer Editorial Ten Hard Questions About the Future of the Specialty Douglas Iliff Letters • Taking Care of Children • Is...

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Should You Modify Your Use of Modifiers? -- FPM

May 1, 1999 - This article explains how to use modifiers commonly attached to CPT codes for family physicians' services.

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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.

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Skin Care Encounter Form

...99213 Expanded problem focused 95044 Patch tests _____________ # of tests 99214 Detailed 11102 Tangential skin biopsy, single 99215 Comprehensive [ ] Procedure only +11103 Tangential biopsy, each add’l (#)______ 99024 Post-op care 11104 Punch skin biopsy, single New...

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Skin Deep: How to Properly Code for Biopsies and Lesion Removal

...99213 Expanded problem focused 11901 Intralesional injection, > 7 lesions 99214 Detailed 95044 Patch tests ____________ # of tests 99215 Comprehensive  Procedure only 11102 Tangential skin biopsy, single 99024 Post-op care +11103 Tangential biopsy, each add’l (#)____ New...

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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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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 -- Family Practice Management

...Progress note 1 Reviewers’ recommendations: 9939x-25 + 11200 or 99213-25 + 11200 or 99214-25 + 11200 For this visit, three reviewers recommended one of the preven- tive medicine services codes 99391-99397 (determined by the patient’s age, which is not included in this note), 11200...

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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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The New AMA President Answers Your Questions -- FPM

Jun 1, 1998 - Doctors and patients must make hard choices or face the dark ages of medicine, warns family physician Nancy Dickey, MD.

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