Evaluation and management guidelines

Nov-Dec 2001 Issue
The Ins and Outs of "Incident-To" Reimbursement [Feature]

If you work with nonphysician providers, you can’t afford to ignore these rules.

Oct 2001 Issue
How to Get All the 99214s You Deserve [2001] [Feature]

It’s easier than you might think to get what’s coming to you.

May 2000 Issue
Off the Charts: Teaching Students in Compliance With HCFA Guidelines [Feature]

Play it safe when documenting E/M services: Keep your medical students' documentation out of patient chart notes.

Sep 1999 Issue
The Draft Documentation Guidelines: Unloading the Last Straw [Editor's Page]

Introduces cover story on the "new framework" for the documentation guidelines

Sep 1999 Issue
Sneak Preview of the (Revised) Revised E/M Documentation Guidelines [Feature]

The more you learn about them now, the better prepared you'll be when they hit.

Jul-Aug 1999 Issue
A Quick-Reference Card for Identifying Level-4 Visits [Feature]

The author's tool will help you keep in mind what qualifies a visit for a 99214 or a 99204.

Jul-Aug 1998 Issue
AMA House Rejects 'New Framework,' Votes to Oppose Quantitative Documentation Guidelines [Feature]

The AMA House of Delegates passed a resolution to “oppose any documentation system that requires quantitative formulas or assigns numeric values to elements in the medical record to qualify as clinically appropriate medical record-keeping.”

Jun 1998 Issue
The E/M Documentation Guidelines: Back to the Drawing Board [Editorial]

Dr. Brooks' account of the current state of the controversy over the documentation guidelines.

Jun 1998 Issue
Changes Proposed for the E/M Documentation Guidelines [Medicare Update]

The article reports on the results of the recently announced delay in implementation of the Medicare E/M documentation guidelines and summarizes possible changes in the content of the guidelines.

May 1998 Issue
Documentation Guidelines Likely to Change [Medicare Update]

In testimony presented last month, Nancy Dickey, MD, president-elect of the AMA, gave the strongest indication to date that the revised E/M documentation guidelines developed by the AMA and HCFA will change.

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