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Procedure coding, general

March/April 2015 Issue
The Cure for Claims Denials [Feature]

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


July/August 2013 Issue
Do You Know What Is (or Isn't) in Your Documentation? [Feature]

Leaving out key information in patient documentation can compromise quality and cost you money.


January/February 2013 Issue
Twelve Errors to Avoid in Coding Skin Procedures [Feature]

Using the correct codes can mean the difference between getting paid and getting audited.


January/February 2012 Issue
CPT 2012: Updated & Clarified [Feature]

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


January/February 2011 Issue
A Microcosm of the Health Care 'System' [From the Editor]

Should a patient ask you what's wrong with health care today, where do you start?


Jan 2006 Issue
CPT 2006: Another Year, Another Round of Updates [Feature]

The E/M codes for consultations and nursing facility visits reflect some of this year’s significant changes.


Oct 2005 Issue
Don't Get Burned Coding Common Skin Procedures [Feature]

This encounter form can help you to prevent minor operations from becoming major billing headaches.


Jun 2005 Issue
Are You Prepared to Defend Your Coding? [Getting Paid]

The authors offer readers an action plan to use in reacting/responding to payers' accusations of incorrect coding.


Jan 2005 Issue
CPT 2005: Another Case of Update Now or Pay Later [Getting Paid]

This article describes changes in CPT codes for 2005 in the areas most likely to affect family physicians.


Jun 2004 Issue
Are You Coding Accurately? [Getting Paid]

This article provides readers with step-by-step instructions for checking their E/M coding distribution with national guidelines established in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Family Practice Profile.


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