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CPT: Office visit codes

May/June 2013 Issue
Transitional Care Management: Why Bother? [From The Editor]

Think of it as a way to help your patients, potentially save the system money, and help your bottom line all at the same time.


May/June 2013 Issue
Transitional Care Management Services: New Codes, New Requirements [Feature]

The new CPT codes for transitional care management are explained in this article, which also addresses the significant workflow issues that must be managed to perform the service as required.


July/Aug 2010 Issue
Thinking on Paper: Documenting Decision Making [Feature]

The article, the third in a three-part series, details the section of Medicare's E/M documentation guidelines pertaining to medical decision making and explains how to comply and practice efficiently with them.


May/June 2010 Issue
Exam Documentation: Charting Within the Guidelines [Feature]

The article, the second in a three-part series, details the section of Medicare's E/M documentation guidelines pertaining to exams and explains how to comply and practice efficiently with them.


March/April 2010 Issue
Documenting History in Compliance With Medicare's Guidelines [Feature]

The author details Medicare's guidelines for documenting the history portion of E/M visits. Medicare and many private payers use the guidelines to determine whether physicians' documentation supports the level of service they code.


Nov-Dec 2008 Issue
Coding From the Bottom Up [Feature]

Outlines an approach to CPT coding for common evaluation and management services that works from medical decision making "backwards" to physical exam and history.


Jun 2008 Issue
A Multiple-Service Rule for E/M Services [Opinion]

A simple rule change could improve access and quality of care while reducing inequities between compensation for E/M services and for procedures.


Oct 2006 Issue
Sports Physicals: A Coding Conundrum [Feature]

The author describes how to code and get paid for sports physicals and how to manage sometimes differing expectations of the parent, the patient and your own as the physician.


Feb 2006 Issue
Coding Level-IV Visits Without Fear [Feature]

The author describes the requirements for coding level-4 office visits.


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

The author walks readers through the rules and the correct terminology for coding for skin prodecures. He also provides a cheat sheet to simplify "skin coding."


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