• Features

    Key CPT and Medicare Changes for Family Medicine in 2022

    KENT MOORE, EMILY HILL, ERIN SOLIS

    The 2022 updates don't include massive E/M coding changes like last year, but several changes are much-needed and relevant to family physicians.

    Combining a Wellness Visit With a Problem-Oriented Visit: a Coding Guide

    BETSY NICOLETTI, VINITA MAGOON

    In the exam room, the distinction between one type of visit and another isn't always clear. It's important to know when — and how — you can bill for both.

    Medicare 101: Navigating the Rules for Coverage and Benefits in Clinical Practice

    KELLIA J. HANSMANN

    From wellness visits to opting out, here are nine commonly asked questions about Medicare.

    Outpatient E/M Coding Simplified

    THOMAS WEIDA, JANE WEIDA

    Getting clear on the new coding rules can help you eliminate bloated documentation and improve reimbursement to reflect the value of your visits.

    FROM THE EDITOR

    Thank You, FPM Peer Reviewers

    Quality peer reviews help the FPM editorial team select and publish articles that are accurate, authoritative, and useful to family physicians and others in primary care. We would like to thank the following peer reviewers, who completed manuscript reviews in 2021.

    Improving Time Management Through Modern-Day To-Do Lists

    SARINA SCHRAGER

    “It's not enough to be busy; so are the ants. The question is, what are we busy about?” — Henry David Thoreau

    OPINION

    E/M Coding Since the 2021 Changes: It Really Is Better

    SAMUEL L. CHURCH

    There's more work to be done, but the new rules simplified documentation and coding criteria and should result in increased revenue.

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    CINDY HUGHES

    PROBLEM NOT ADDRESSED UNTIL FOLLOW-UP VISIT | INCIDENT-TO ANNUAL WELLNESS VISITS | TREATING SECOND-DEGREE BURNS | DIAGNOSIS CODES FOR INFANT WITH PROBLEM RULED OUT DURING VISIT

    PRACTICE PEARLS

    PRACTICE PEARLS

    SIMPLIFY DOCUMENTATION OF HISTORY AND PHYSICAL EXAM FOR INPATIENT CODING | CAPTURE ALL OF YOUR TIME FOR OUTPATIENT E/M CODING

    THE LAST WORD

    Shouldn't Every Practice Be a 'Concierge' Practice?

    SANFORD J. BROWN

    Providing excellent patient service isn't an add-on. It's what we're supposed to do.

    The Vaccine Dilemma

    SWEETY JAIN

    In this short poem, a physician processes the dilemma of caring for patients who won’t take advice when it comes to vaccination.



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    All editors and editorial advisory board members in a position to control content for this activity, FPMjournal, are required to disclose any relevant financial relationships. View disclosures.



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