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Find out how to properly code and bill for the preventive services you provide.
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.
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.
They don’t just help you code better. They also help make the documentation guidelines less annoying.
Even an old patient can be new.
These two tools can help improve your care and documentation.
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.
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.
This easy-to-use template enables you to see the full context of a patient’s health on a single page.