ITEMS IN FPM ON TOPIC:

Evaluation and management guidelines

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.


Feb 2002 Issue
Test Your Coding Skills [Feature]

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


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.


Nov-Dec 2001 Issue
The Ins and Outs of "Incident-To" Reimbursement [Feature]

If you work with nonphysician providers, you can’t afford to ignore these rules.


Oct 2001 Issue
How to Get All the 99214s You Deserve [Feature]

It’s easier than you might think to get what’s coming to you.


May 2000 Issue
Off the Charts: Teaching Students in Compliance With HCFA Guidelines [Feature]

Play it safe when documenting E/M services: Keep your medical students' documentation out of patient chart notes.


Sep 1999 Issue
The Draft Documentation Guidelines: Unloading the Last Straw [Editor's Page]

Introduces cover story on the "new framework" for the documentation guidelines


Sep 1999 Issue
Sneak Preview of the (Revised) Revised E/M Documentation Guidelines [Feature]

The more you learn about them now, the better prepared you'll be when they hit.


Jul-Aug 1999 Issue
A Quick-Reference Card for Identifying Level-4 Visits [Feature]

The author's tool will help you keep in mind what qualifies a visit for a 99214 or a 99204.


Jul-Aug 1998 Issue
AMA House Rejects 'New Framework,' Votes to Oppose Quantitative Documentation Guidelines [Feature]

The AMA House of Delegates passed a resolution to “oppose any documentation system that requires quantitative formulas or assigns numeric values to elements in the medical record to qualify as clinically appropriate medical record-keeping.”


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