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This year’s changes bode well for family physicians, with an expected increase in Medicare allowed charges.
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.
Determining whether the visit you’ve just finished should be coded as a level 4 could be as simple as asking yourself three questions.
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.
The biggest changes in coding since 1997 will take effect Jan. 1, 2021. It is time to prepare for them now.
Applying even one of these 10 strategies can help you reduce frustration, improve productivity, and get home earlier.
As risk-adjustment scoring increases, the pressure is on to code hypertension correctly. Here’s an overview using common patient scenarios.
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.
If you're not coding and billing for these services, you might be leaving money on the table.
The ICD-10 grace period has ended, so avoid using out-of-date and unspecified codes.