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Evaluation and management guidelines
If you work with nonphysician providers, you can’t afford to ignore these rules.
It’s easier than you might think to get what’s coming to you.
Play it safe when documenting E/M services: Keep your medical students' documentation out of patient chart notes.
Introduces cover story on the "new framework" for the documentation guidelines
The more you learn about them now, the better prepared you'll be when they hit.
The author's tool will help you keep in mind what qualifies a visit for a 99214 or a 99204.
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.”
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.
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.