Fam Pract Manag. 2011;18(2):37-38
Cindy Hughes is the AAFP's coding and compliance specialist, a contributing editor to Family Practice Management and co-author of FPM's Getting Paid blog (http://blogs.aafp.org/fpm/gettingpaid). Author disclosure: nothing to disclose. These answers were reviewed by the FPM Coding & Documentation Review Panel, which includes Robert H. Bösl, MD, FAAFP; Marie Felger, CPC, CCS-P; Thomas A. Felger, MD, DABFP, CMCM; David Filipi, MD, MBA, and the Coding and Compliance Department of Physicians Clinic; Emily Hill, PA-C; Kent Moore; Joy Newby, LPN, CPC; P. Lynn Sallings, CPC; and Susan Welsh, CPC, MHA.
Using medical assistants to scribe with EHRs
ICD-9 codes and combination vaccines
Same-day discharge and readmission to another hospital with transfer to another doctor in the same group
High-dose influenza vaccine
Editor's note: While this department attempts to provide accurate information, some payers may not agree with our advice. You should refer to the current CPT and ICD-9 coding manuals and payer policies.