ITEMS IN FPM ON TOPIC:

Documentation, general

Oct 2003 Issue
Two Tried-and-True Documentation Tools [Feature]

They don’t just help you code better. They also help make the documentation guidelines less annoying.


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

Even an old patient can be new.


Jul-Aug 2003 Issue
Encounter Forms for Better Preventive Visits [Feature]

These two tools can help improve your care and documentation.


Jun 2003 Issue
Time Is of the Essence: Coding on the Basis of Time for Physician Services [Feature]

Sometimes, coding is almost as simple as looking at the clock.


May 2003 Issue
An Update on the E/M Codes and Documentation Guidelines [Getting Paid]

The author explains recent developments surrounding the revision of the documentation guidelines for evaluation and management services.


Apr 2003 Issue
Making Paper Charts More Efficient [Improving Patient Care]

The article explores how simple interventions can save physicians time. For example, the author has improved the efficiency of her practice's lab reporting process by using standard stamped messages in place of writing those messages by hand.


Apr 2003 Issue
The Integrated Summary: A Documentation Tool to Improve Patient Care [Feature]

This easy-to-use template enables you to see the full context of a patient’s health on a single page.


Jan 2003 Issue
Coding Better for Better Reimbursement [Feature]

Your work is worth more than you think. You just need to document and code it better.


Feb 2002 Issue
Getting Paid: Wrestling With the System [Editor's Page]

Argues that E/M coding is fundamentally unworkable as a way of determining charges because it functions in a system where incentives are not aligned.


Feb 2002 Issue
Test Your Coding Skills [Feature]

Go head to head with our review panel in coding six troublesome progress notes.


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