Fam Pract Manag. 2013 May-June;20(3):11.
Use templates for procedures
The article “12 Errors to Avoid in Coding Skin Procedures” [January/February 2013] is excellent. I recommend that offices use a template that describes the steps involved in selecting the correct codes and documenting the service. Consider also including a diagram of how you want the tray organized. Using a template ensures that your policies and procedures are adhered to, speeds up the process for the clinician, aids in memory, and eases the training of new staff.
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