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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]

Two new codes will help you get paid for managing a patient’s transition from the inpatient to outpatient setting, but they come with new expectations.


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]

Here’s how to make sure you get paid for this common and valuable service.


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

Use this worksheet to quickly assess whether you can code a 99214.


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

This encounter form can help you to prevent minor operations from becoming major billing headaches.


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