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CPT: Evaluation and management codes
This article discusses the basics of CPT coding for office and hospital visits, giving special attention to the codes family physicians use most (established-patient office visit codes).
Summary of relevant CPT changes for family physicians.
A summary of the clinical preventive services Medicare covers and the circumstances under which they're covered as well guidance about how to get paid for them.
The article, part of a series based on research from the Direct Observation of Primary Care Study, will explain the kinds of office visits that family physicians tend to under- and over-code.
The article presents a tool developed by the author to help family physicians quickly evaluate whether a patient visit meets the criteria for 99214 visits established in the E/M documentation guidelines.
This article explains how to use modifiers commonly attached to CPT codes for family physicians' services.
This article describes changes in CPT codes for 1999 in the areas most likely to affect family physicians (e.g., E/M, radiology, lab work, immunizations, and OMT).
The article presents a physician-developed and tested form that makes coding easier and that produces more accurate and consistent results.