CPT: Office visit codes

Sep 2003 Issue
Understanding When to Use the New Patient E/M Codes [Feature]

The author explains the CPT definition of "new patient" and describes how to document and code new-patient visits in compliance with Medicare's "Documentation Guidelines for Evaluation and Management (E/M) Services."

Jun 2004 Issue
Understanding When to Use 99211 [Feature]

This article provides specific guidelines and examples that explain why, how and when physicians should report CPT code 99211.

Mar 2005 Issue
The Value of a Coding Education [Getting Paid]

The authors describe options for physicians and members of their staff who want to obtain certification in coding.

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

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

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.

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."

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.

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.

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