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CPT: Evaluation and management codes
Even an old patient can be new.
Sometimes, coding is almost as simple as looking at the clock.
The author explains recent developments surrounding the revision of the documentation guidelines for evaluation and management services.
Your work is worth more than you think. You just need to document and code it better.
Among the changes this year are codes for skin lesion excisions, musculoskeletal therapeutic injections, routine venipuncture and colposcopy.
Slowly but surely, Medicare coverage of preventive services has grown. Here's an update.
The article, part of a series based on research from the Direct Observation of Primary Care Study, will explain the kinds of office visits that family physicians tend to under- and over-code.
The author's tool will help you keep in mind what qualifies a visit for a 99214 or a 99204.
This article explains how to use modifiers commonly attached to CPT codes for family physicians' services.
This article describes changes in CPT codes for 1999 in the areas most likely to affect family physicians (e.g., E/M, radiology, lab work, immunizations, and OMT).