ITEMS IN FPM ON TOPIC:
Medicare's clarification of its policy on when it's appropriate to pay for a consultation vs. a visit code.
Three things physicians can do to keep their claims from being denied or downcoded.
The author explains how his group has applied the principles of total quality management to developing a process for auditing coding and billing procedures.
This article will cover the key points from each of the sessions offered during the Managed Care Forum at the 1998 AAFP Scientific Assembly.
The centerpiece of this article is a revised version of the "Pocket Guide to the Documentation Guidelines" that we published in April 1995 (the corresponding article carried CME credit then). The revised version incorporates the new exam documentation guidelines. The article will include a brief introduction and a note for readers to analyze using the pocket guide.