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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.
A simple rule change could improve access and quality of care while reducing inequities between compensation for E/M services and for procedures.
This article describes the 2008 changes in CPT codes most likely to affect family physicians.
Coding and billing for services when a patient is undergoing surgery and is also under the care of a surgeon can be challenging for family physicians; the author explains how to do it right.
This article explains what services are included in the CPT surgical package, what constitutes the global surgical period, and how to code any unrelated E/M visits that occur during the global surgical period.
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).