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Diagnosis coding, general

September/October 2016 Issue
HCC Coding, Risk Adjustment, and Physician Income: What You Need to Know [Feature]

Accurate coding drives accurate risk adjustment, which will increasingly affect your bottom line.


March/April 2015 Issue
The Cure for Claims Denials [Feature]

Here are six reasons your claims might be getting denied and what you and your staff can do to prevent it.


January/February 2014 Issue
CPT Update for 2014 [Feature]

The author explains the code changes most likely to affect a family physician's practice. Highlights include clarifications for transitional care management codes, new interprofessional telephone/Internet consultation codes, revisions to complex chronic care coordination codes, and updates to cerumen removal and vaccine codes.


January/February 2013 Issue
Twelve Errors to Avoid in Coding Skin Procedures [Feature]

The authors describe common errors in coding of skin biopsies, incisions, excisions, shaves, etc., and offer advice on how to avoid such errors.


Sep-Oct 2009 Issue
ICD-9 Updates 2010: New and Noteworthy Codes [Feature]

The author describes changes in CPT codes for 2010 in the areas most likely to affect family physicians.


Nov-Dec 2008 Issue
CPT and ICD-9 Coding: The Right Tools for the Job [Feature]


Sep-Oct 2008 Issue
ICD-9 Codes: Time for the Annual Update [Feature]

This article will update readers on changes in the ICD-9 coding manual that are most pertinent to family physicians.


Sep 2007 Issue
ICD-9 Changes: New Codes of Note [Feature]

This article will update readers on changes in the ICD-9 coding manual that are most pertinent to family physicians.


Sep 2006 Issue
ICD-9 Changes: The New Codes Are Here [Feature]

This article will update readers on changes in the ICD-9 coding manual that are most pertinent to family physicians. It features updated versions of the FPM coding reference cards, "ICD-9 Codes for Family Practice: The FPM Short List" and "ICD-9 Codes for Family Practice: The FPM Long List."


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

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.


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