ITEMS IN FPM ON TOPIC:
Points out that one route to quality improvement is to find ways of making sure that two things that are supposed to happen together do so automatically.
Play it safe when documenting E/M services: Keep your medical students' documentation out of patient chart notes.
You might be surprised at how much doctors can help one another improve in coding and documentation.
You can improve the quality of your communication and decrease malpractice risk with this revised version of SOAP.
Medicare's clarification of its policy on when it's appropriate to pay for a consultation vs. a visit code.
Three things physicians can do to keep their claims from being denied or downcoded.
The time you spend will be well rewarded — both financially and in improved service to your patients.
From time management to alternative medicine to accounting, the Managed Care Forum of the 1998 AAFP Scientific Assembly offered pearls for family physicians.
Our progress note form, pocket guide and quick-reference list will help you put the revised Medicare documentation guidelines into practice.