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CPT: Office visit codes
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Outlines an approach to CPT coding for common evaluation and management services that works from medical decision making "backwards" to physical exam and history.
A simple rule change could improve access and quality of care while reducing inequities between compensation for E/M services and for procedures.
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.
The author describes the requirements for coding level-4 office visits.
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."