ITEMS IN FPM ON TOPIC:
CPT: Care plan oversight codes
This year's changes include opportunities to get paid for some services that were previously not billable.
Incident-to rules and advance care planning top the list of changes.
The author explains the code changes most likely to affect a family physician's practice. Highlights include clarifications for transitional care management codes, new interprofessional telephone/Internet consultation codes, revisions to complex chronic care coordination codes, and updates to cerumen removal and vaccine codes.
The author explains the ins and outs of several underutilized codes.
This article offers readers an introduction to end-of-life care. It discusses predicting life expectancy, initiating hospice care, introducing advance directives and billing for hospice care, among other things.
This article will describe how to bill for and document care plan oversight, balancing it as a billing opportunity and a compliance risk. It will include a form for documenting CPO.
Summary of relevant CPT changes for family physicians.
Oct 1998 Issue
Care Plan Oversight: New Codes, Same Old Medicare Policy [Medicare Update]
This article explains the Medicare regulations related to reimbursement for care plan oversight.