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July/Aug 2010 Issue
Thinking on Paper: Documenting Decision Making [Feature]

The third article in our series on Medicare's documentation guidelines will help you determine whether what's on your mind is what's on the patient's record.


May/June 2010 Issue
Exam Documentation: Charting Within the Guidelines [Feature]

Yes, it's complicated, but don't make it harder than it has to be.


March/April 2010 Issue
Documenting History in Compliance With Medicare's Guidelines [Feature]

The difference between one level and the next may be no more than a word or two.


Nov-Dec 2008 Issue
Coding From the Bottom Up [Feature]

Start from the presenting problem to get to the right code faster.


Jun 2008 Issue
A Multiple-Service Rule for E/M Services [Opinion]

A simple rule change could improve access and quality of care while reducing inequities between compensation for E/M services and for procedures.


Oct 2006 Issue
Sports Physicals: A Coding Conundrum [Feature]

Here’s how to make sure you get paid for this common and valuable service.


Feb 2006 Issue
Coding Level-IV Visits Without Fear [Feature]

Use this worksheet to quickly assess whether you can code a 99214.


Oct 2005 Issue
Don't Get Burned Coding Common Skin Procedures [Feature]

This encounter form can help you to prevent minor operations from becoming major billing headaches.


Mar 2005 Issue
The Value of a Coding Education [Getting Paid]

The authors describe options for physicians and members of their staff who want to obtain certification in coding.


Jun 2004 Issue
Understanding When to Use 99211 [Feature]

Using CPT code 99211 can boost your practice’s revenue and improve documentation.


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