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Fam Pract Manag. 2012;19(5):30

Debra Seyfried is the coding and compliance strategist for the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). Kent Moore is the AAFP's manager of health care financing and delivery systems and a contributing editor to Family Practice Management. Author disclosure: no relevant financial affiliations disclosed. These answers were reviewed by members of the FPM Coding & Documentation Review Panel, including Robert H. Bösl, MD, FAAFP; Marie Felger, CPC, CCS-P; Thomas A. Felger, MD, DABFP, CMCM; Emily Hill, PA-C; Joy Newby, LPN, CPC; Mary Thomas, RHIT, CPC; and Susan Welsh, CPC, MHA.

Smoking cessation

Subsequent observation care

Medicare annual wellness visit eligibility

Definition of “new patient”

NO ICD-9 UPDATES FOR 2012-2013

To enable greater focus on the transition to ICD-10, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has made no ICD-9 diagnosis code changes for 2012–2013. The FPM ICD-9 reference lists published last fall are still current and available for download. The implementation deadline for ICD-10 is October 2014. Look to FPM for continued updates and advice on the transition to ICD-10.


Send questions and comments to, or add your comments below. While this department attempts to provide accurate information, some payers may not accept the advice given. Refer to the current CPT and ICD-10 coding manuals and payer policies.

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