ITEMS IN FPM ON TOPIC:
Evaluation and management guidelines
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.
The guidelines may change because of current protests, but since you can't count on that, for the moment you should still try to learn them.
The author's physician-friendly tool can help you to code more confidently.
Mar 1998 Issue
Coding an Annual Assessment for a Nursing Home Patient [Coding Challenge]
The author analyzes the documentation of an annual assessment of a nursing home patient and the completion of the MDS/RAI.
Alludes to HCFA's delay in enforcing the new version of the documentation guidelines, introduces online version of FPM Quiz.
Our progress note form, pocket guide and quick-reference list will help you put the revised Medicare documentation guidelines into practice.