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Documentation, general

Jan-Feb 2009 Issue
Charting Then and Now [The Last Word]

Chart notes used to be primarily for doctors, but oh how times have changed.


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.


Nov-Dec 2008 Issue
Time Is on Your Side: Coding on the Basis of Time [Feature]

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.


Apr 2008 Issue
What You Need to Know When Called Upon to Be a Good Samaritan [Feature]

Understanding your legal protections and ethical obligations can make it easier to respond when duty calls.


May 2007 Issue
Avoiding Ambiguous Documentation [The Last Word]

Unclear terms can weaken medical documentation and confuse your colleagues, and this physician has had enough.


Apr 2007 Issue
How to Analyze Your E/M Coding Profile [Feature]

Your peers have been coding more 99214s. Is it time to review your coding habits?


Mar 2007 Issue
A Refresher on Coding Consultations [Feature]

Here's a guide to the sometimes confusing documentation requirements for consultations.


Sep 2006 Issue
The FPM Encounter Forms Collection: 'Paper Automation' of Your Progress Notes [Feature]

Our forms can make documentation faster, easier and more accurate while providing decision support and coding help. What more do you want for nothing?


Jul-Aug 2006 Issue
A Refresher on Medical Necessity [Feature]

Reviewing the rules and examining your coding practices can decrease denials and help you get paid.


Jun 2006 Issue
Don't Be a Target for a Malpractice Suit [Feature]

Protect yourself with these tips from a family physician who has successfully defended his care and that of other physicians.


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