Time-based coding

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.

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

The article explains how a physician's time spent providing a service can influence the level of coding in certain situations.

Jan 2003 Issue
Coding Better for Better Reimbursement [Feature]

This article discusses the basics of CPT coding for office and hospital visits, giving special attention to the codes family physicians use most (established-patient office visit codes).

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

The article reviews the coding and documentation requirements for the 99214 office visit code.

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