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).

Jul-Aug 2002 Issue
An Easy Way to Analyze E/M Coding for Group Practices [Getting Paid]

The author describes how practices can analyze their CPT coding distributions and determine whether they are billing for an appropriate range of services.

Mar 2002 Issue
11 Tips for More Productive Billing [Getting Paid]

The author, a practice administrator, offers 10 tips for improving the efficiency of billing and collection processes.

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.

Jan 2002 Issue
CPT: What's New in 2002? [Getting Paid]

Summary of relevant CPT changes for family physicians.

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

This article describes the key points of Medicare's incident-to rules as they apply to family physicians.

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.

Oct 2001 Issue
Five Ways of Looking at a 99214 [Editor's Page]

A reflection on the issue's cover illustration, this editorial argues that what the illustration really shows is a reimbursement system that's completely out of whack.

Sep 2001 Issue
Medicare Clarifies Preoperative Services Reimbursement Policy [Getting Paid]

The author explains instructions recently issue by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services about how to code for preoperative medical evaluations performed by family physicians at the request of surgeons outside the Medicare global surgical period.

Apr 2001 Issue
Billing Medicare for Diabetes Self-Management Training [Getting Paid]

This article explains Medicare's reimbursement rules for diabetes self-management training.

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