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Chart notes used to be primarily for doctors, but oh how times have changed.
Outlines an approach to CPT coding for common evaluation and management services that works from medical decision making "backwards" to physical exam and history.
The author, a well-known coding consultant, explains the rules governing CPT coding for evaluation and management services in cases where it makes sense to code on the basis of visit length rather than elements of the history, physical exam, and clinical decision making.
The authors describe how to respond to roadside and in-flight emergencies and address legal issues that may arise.
Unclear terms can weaken medical documentation and confuse your colleagues, and this physician has had enough.
The author focuses on both revenue and compliance issues and discusses the importance of monitoring the profile of all physicians in the group, how to analyze the data, and what to do if your profile is significantly different from national benchmarks.
The article describes the requirements for using the consultation codes for outpatient and inpatient encounters.
The article consists of a brief introduction and a collection of special-purpose encounter forms from the FPM Toolbox. The forms are intended to facilitate and improve data gathering in various types of office visits.
The author describes how medical necessity is defined, what you do when you have one definition and your contracted plans has others and how you deal with a denial on the grounds that the service wasn't medically necessary.
The author describes the top ten reasons family physicians get sued and offers risk reduction strategies.