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January/February 2021 Issue
The 2021 Medicare Payment and CPT Coding Update [Feature]

This year’s changes bode well for family physicians, with an expected increase in Medicare allowed charges.


January/February 2021 Issue
E/M Changes for 2021: The Beginning, Not the End [Opinion]

The E/M coding revisions aren’t perfect, but they represent a huge step forward in reducing physicians’ documentation burden, audit risk, and complexity of code selection.


January/February 2021 Issue
Coding Level 4 Office Visits Using the New E/M Guidelines [Feature]

Determining whether the visit you’ve just finished should be coded as a level 4 could be as simple as asking yourself three questions.


November/December 2020 Issue
The 2021 Office Visit Coding Changes: Putting the Pieces Together [Feature]

Simplified guidelines for coding and documenting evaluation and management office visits are coming next year. Learn how to apply the guidelines to some common visit types.


September/October 2020 Issue
Countdown to the E/M Coding Changes [Feature]

The biggest changes in coding since 1997 will take effect Jan. 1, 2021. It is time to prepare for them now.


January/February 2020 Issue
The 2020 Medicare Documentation, Coding, and Payment Update [Feature]

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is trying to make Medicare documentation less burdensome and planning more changes that should result in a pay raise for family physicians in the future.


January/February 2019 Issue
The 2019 Medicare Documentation, Coding, and Payment Update [Feature]

This year’s changes include some welcome documentation relief, new codes for portal and telephone encounters, and much more.


November/December 2017 Issue
Opting Out of Medicare: How to Get Out and Stay Out [Feature]

Physicians can cut ties with Medicare and privately contract with Medicare beneficiaries, but doing it incorrectly can be costly.


September/October 2011 Issue
The RUC Under Fire [From the Editor]

Time may be running out for the group that helps divide the Medicare pie.


May/June 2010 Issue
Why the Medicare Fee Schedule and RVUs Matter to Employed Family Physicians [Opinion]

When Medicare payments are cut, everybody loses, not just self-employed physicians.


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