CPT: Evaluation and management codes

November/December 2014 Issue
When Is It Right to Code 99215? [Feature]

Knowing the rules will give you the confidence to submit this seldom-used code.

November/December 2012 Issue
CPT Update for 2013 [Feature]

As usual, the 2013 annual update to Current Procedural Terminology changes a number of codes important to family physicians. Here, the author explains the code changes most likely to affect their coding practice.

September/October 2011 Issue
E/M Coding and the Documentation Guidelines: Putting It All Together [Feature]

The author describes common presenting problems in family medicine and recommends an evaluation and management code for each vignette and the rationale for selecting the code.

March/April 2011 Issue
Five Common Coding Mistakes That Are Costing You [Feature]

In this article, the author identifies five common coding mistakes and advises physicians on how to keep these costly mistakes from happening in their practices.

Nov-Dec 2008 Issue
Time Is on Your Side: Coding on the Basis of Time [Feature]

The author, a well-known coding consultant, explains the rules governing CPT coding for evaluation and management services in cases where it makes sense to code on the basis of visit length rather than elements of the history, physical exam, and clinical decision making.

Jan 2008 Issue
CPT 2008: A Glimpse of the Future of Family Medicine? [Feature]

This article describes the 2008 changes in CPT codes most likely to affect family physicians.

Apr 2007 Issue
How to Analyze Your E/M Coding Profile [Feature]

The author focuses on both revenue and compliance issues and discusses the importance of monitoring the profile of all physicians in the group, how to analyze the data, and what to do if your profile is significantly different from national benchmarks.

Jan 2007 Issue
Level-II vs. Level-III Visits: Cracking the Codes [Feature]

The article explains the differences between level-II and level-III established-patient visits, offers an outline of the requirements for each and illustrates them using patient cases as a way to help physicians more accurately code for the services they provide.

Jan 2007 Issue
CPT 2007: New Codes, New Rules and New Opportunities [Feature]

This article describes changes in CPT codes for 2007 in the areas most likely to affect family physicians.

Apr 2006 Issue
How Do You Cope With Bundled Claims? [From The Editor]

Don’t cheat yourself. That’s the health plan’s job.

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