Fam Pract Manag. 2002;9(1):18
Preventive care & the E/M guidelines
Review of blood-gas analysis
Draining a hematoma
THANKS TO OUR REVIEW PANEL
These questions and answers were reviewed by the FPM Coding & Documentation Review Panel, which includes:
Robert H. Bosl, MD, FAAFP, Starbuck Clinic, Starbuck, Minn.; Thomas A. Felger, MD, ABFP, CMCM, St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, South Bend, Ind.; David Filipi, MD, MBA, and the Coding and Compliance Department of Physicians Clinic, Omaha, Neb.; Lynn Handy, CPC, LPN, RevCare Inc., Cypress, Calif.; Emily Hill, PA-C, Hill & Associates, Wilmington, N.C.; Joy Newby, LPN, CPC, Joy Newby & Associates Inc., Indianapolis, Ind.; P. Lynn Sallings, CPC, Area Health Education Center, Family Medical Center, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Fayetteville, Ark.
Editor’s notes: While this department represents our best efforts to provide accurate information and useful advice, we cannot guarantee that third-party payers will accept the coding and documentation recommended. Because CPT and ICD-9 codes change annually, you should refer to the current CPT and ICD-9 manuals and the “Documentation Guidelines for Evaluation and Management Services” for the most detailed and up-to-date information.