ITEMS IN FPM ON TOPIC:
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.
Summary of relevant CPT changes for family physicians.
This article describes the key points of Medicare's incident-to rules as they apply to family physicians.
The article reviews the coding and documentation requirements for the 99214 office visit code.
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.
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.
This article explains Medicare's reimbursement rules for diabetes self-management training.
When family physicians provide mental health services to their Medicare patients, they can find their usual Medicare payments reduced. Here's the reason why and an explanation of why it shouldn't affect your bottom line.
The article will explain how physicians can pursue quality improvement (improving their practice systems and patient outcomes) without losing their shirts.
This article will explain the difference between billable and nonbillable ICD-9 codes and feature the long version of our ICD-9 reference card.