ITEMS IN FPM ON TOPIC:

Documentation, general

Apr 2004 Issue
Making Sense of Preventive Medicine Coding [Feature]

Find out how to properly code and bill for the preventive services you provide.


Mar 2004 Issue
A Tool for Evaluating Hypertension [Improving Patient Care]

The article offers an evidence-based approach to the diagnosis and treatment of hypertension, based on the seventh report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure (JNC 7), and includes an encounter form to aid physicians in providing care consistent with the JNC 7 guidelines.


Feb 2004 Issue
How to Code for Observation Services [Getting Paid]

The author provides tips for coding and billing for complicated observation services, such as when an observation stay lasts more than one day or changes to inpatient status.


Oct 2003 Issue
Two Tried-and-True Documentation Tools [Feature]

They don’t just help you code better. They also help make the documentation guidelines less annoying.


Sep 2003 Issue
Understanding When to Use the New Patient E/M Codes [Feature]

Even an old patient can be new.


Jul-Aug 2003 Issue
Encounter Forms for Better Preventive Visits [Feature]

These two tools can help improve your care and documentation.


Jun 2003 Issue
Time Is of the Essence: Coding on the Basis of Time for Physician Services [Feature]

Sometimes, coding is almost as simple as looking at the clock.


May 2003 Issue
An Update on the E/M Codes and Documentation Guidelines [Getting Paid]

The author explains recent developments surrounding the revision of the documentation guidelines for evaluation and management services.


Apr 2003 Issue
Making Paper Charts More Efficient [Improving Patient Care]

The article explores how simple interventions can save physicians time. For example, the author has improved the efficiency of her practice's lab reporting process by using standard stamped messages in place of writing those messages by hand.


Apr 2003 Issue
The Integrated Summary: A Documentation Tool to Improve Patient Care [Feature]

This easy-to-use template enables you to see the full context of a patient’s health on a single page.


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