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A family physician expert in malpractice risk prevention describes strategies for reducing liability exposure using lessons drawn from actual malpractice cases.
The authors introduce a documentation tool appropriate for nursing home cares. The tool was designed to help residents sift through the complexities of the nursing home resident, and the authors believe that it can be widely used with the same benefit by all practicing family physicians.
The author outlines an approach to the progress note that emphasizes including the rationale for diagnoses and treatment plans in order to make notes better reflect the physician's thought processes.
A $1.5 million study is underway to determine whether this practice is a good idea. Spoiler alert: It is.
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.
The article describes the quality-improvement tools and strategies the authors used to increase adherence to evidence-based guidelines and improve asthma care in their family medicine clinic.
This article shares one practice's success story with the Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI) and provides readers with experienced advice and tips on reporting successfully.
The author presents a simple and practical method for performing effective and efficient chart audits to determine whether the practice is coding services accurately and documenting them completely.