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Documentation, general

May/June 2015 Issue
ICD-10 Sprains, Strains, and Automobile Accidents [Feature]

Our tour of ICD-10 continues with the minor injury codes you’re likely to use in family medicine.


March/April 2014 Issue
How to Document and Code for Hypertensive Diseases in ICD-10 [Feature]

This installment in FPM's ICD-10 series explains the guidelines for coding hypertension.


January/February 2014 Issue
10 Steps to Preparing Your Office for ICD-10 -- Now [Feature]

Don't wait any longer. You need to take steps now to meet the Oct. 1 deadline.


November/December 2013 Issue
Getting Ready for ICD-10: How It Will Affect Your Documentation [Feature]

Once you understand the basic structure of ICD-10, you'll be able to capture the details needed to assign a correct code.


July/August 2013 Issue
Do You Know What Is (or Isn't) in Your Documentation? [Feature]

Leaving out key information in patient documentation can compromise quality and cost you money.


July/August 2012 Issue
How to Reduce Your Malpractice Risk [Feature]

Recognizing warning signs and documenting with care are two keys.


March/April 2012 Issue
A Nursing Home Documentation Tool for More Efficient Visits [Feature]

This one-page form can help improve care, keep visits patient-centered, and even save you some time.


July/August 2011 Issue
Structure and Synchronicity for Better Charting [Feature]

Two key characteristics will help you to ensure that your notes communicate not only what you did, but also what you were thinking.


May/June 2011 Issue
Why I Let My Patients See My Notes [Opinion]

A $1.5 million study is underway to determine whether this practice is a good idea. Spoiler alert: It is.


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.


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