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11 Tips for More Productive Billing -- FPM

Mar 1, 2002 - The author, a practice administrator, offers 10 tips for improving the efficiency of billing and collection processes.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0300/p16.html

2021 outpatient office E/M changes FAQ

Documentation and coding requirements for outpatient evaluation and management services will change starting Jan. 1. Here are some answers to common questions about the changes.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/em_changes_FAQ.html

33 hill newpatient.qxd

...99213 Expanded problem-focused Expanded problem-focused Low 15 99214 Detailed Detailed Moderate 25 99215 Comprehensive Comprehensive High 40 Two of the three key components must be met. New Patient Established Patient September 2003 ■ www.aafp.org / fpm ■ F A M I L...

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99213 or 99214? Three Tips for Navigating the Coding Conundrum

...99213 or 99214? Three Tips for Navigating the Coding Conundrum Here’s how to quickly identify whether you’re on the path to a 99214 versus a 99213. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Richelle Marting is an attorney practicing with Forbes Law Group in Overland Park, Kan., where she focuses on...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0700/fpm20180700p5.pdf

99213 or 99214? Three Tips for Navigating the Coding Conundrum -- FPM

Aug 1, 2018 - Here’s how to quickly identify whether you’re on the path to a 99214 versus a 99213.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0700/p5.html

99213 vs. 99214: Three tips for spotting the difference

One of the most confounding aspects of evaluation and management (E/M) coding is the distinction between a 99213 and a 99214 established patient office visit. The following tips can help you recognize when a visit meets the requirements of a 99214, as opposed to a 99213.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/coding_99214.html

A Multiple-Service Rule for E/M Services -- FPM

Jun 1, 2008 - A simple rule change could improve access and quality of care while reducing inequities between compensation for E/M services and for procedures.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0600/p9.html

A Quick-Reference Card for Identifying Level-4 Visits -- FPM

Aug 1, 1999 - The author's tool will help you keep in mind what qualifies a visit for a 99214 or a 99204.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0700/p32.html

A Step-by-Step Time-Saving Approach to Coding Office Visits

...99213 20-29 min 99203 30-44 min 99214 30-39 min 99204 45-59 min 99215 40-54 min 99205 60-74 min Step 2: Problems plus Level 2 problem: minor or self-limited problem (e.g., simple rash) PLUS < 20 minutes (or < 30 minutes for new patients) Level 3 problem:...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0700/fpm20210700p21.pdf

A Step-by-Step Time-Saving Approach to Coding Office Visits -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Aug 1, 2021 - Follow these four steps to code quickly and accurately, while reducing the need to count up data points.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0700/p21.html

An Easy Way to Analyze E/M Coding for Group Practices -- FPM

Aug 1, 2002 - The author describes how practices can analyze their CPT coding distributions and determine whether they are billing for an appropriate range of services.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0700/p20.html

Answers to Your Questions on Solo, Idealized Practice -- Family Practice Management

...on what the patient wants but what the patient wants and needs. I document what I do and bill appropriately for that work. I do in fact have 99213 and even 99212 visits, as there are occasions where those codes best approximate what my patients want and need. When do you find...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0500/fpm20020500p39.pdf

Answers to Your Questions on Solo, Idealized Practice -- FPM

May 1, 2002 - How does a solo doc with no support staff manage his referrals, order his supplies and give immunizations? Gordon Moore, MD, answers those questions and more.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0500/p39.html

Are You Coding Accurately? -- FPM

Jun 1, 2004 - This article provides readers with step-by-step instructions for checking their E/M coding distribution with national guidelines established in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Family Practice Profile.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0600/p20.html

Are You Prepared to Defend Your Coding? -- FPM

Jun 1, 2005 - The authors offer readers an action plan to use in reacting/responding to payers' accusations of incorrect coding.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0600/p17.html

Are Your Payers' Fee Schedules Fair? -- FPM

Apr 1, 2007 - If they use multiple conversion factors when determining what they'll pay, you may be at an even greater disadvantage than you realized.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0400/p13.html

Ask FPM - Mar 2000 -- FPM

Mar 1, 2000 - ...by Medicare and many other third-party payers to determine physician reimbursement, a level-III established patient office visit (i.e., code 99213) has a total of 1.29 RVUs assigned to it. Under RBRVS, a code's total RVUs is the sum of three components: work RVUs, practice-expense...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2000/0300/p60.html

Breaking Even on Four Visits Per Day -- FPM

Jun 1, 2007 - Spurning health plan contracts enabled this practice to dramatically reduce overhead and fees while improving access for the uninsured.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0600/p19.html

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...Coding "Routine" Office Visits: 99213 or 99214? [Feature] Before choosing 99213 for routine visits, consider whether your work qualifies for a 99214. Oct 2004 Issue Understanding When to Use Modifier -25 [Getting Paid] A coding expert explains how and why modifier -25...

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...Coding "Routine" Office Visits: 99213 or 99214? [Feature] Before choosing 99213 for routine visits, consider whether your work qualifies for a 99214. Jun 2005 Issue Are You Prepared to Defend Your Coding? [Getting Paid] The authors offer readers an action plan to use...

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...99213 or 99214? Three Tips for Navigating the Coding Conundrum [Feature] Here’s how to quickly identify whether you’re on the path to a 99214 versus a 99213. November/December 2014 Issue When Is It Right to Code 99215? [Feature] Knowing the rules will give you the...

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...99213 or 99214? Three Tips for Navigating the Coding Conundrum [Feature] Here’s how to quickly identify whether you’re on the path to a 99214 versus a 99213. November/December 2014 Issue When Is It Right to Code 99215? [Feature] Knowing the rules will give you the...

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...99213 or 99214? Three Tips for Navigating the Coding Conundrum [Feature] Here’s how to quickly identify whether you’re on the path to a 99214 versus a 99213. Nov-Dec 2008 Issue Time Is on Your Side: Coding on the Basis of Time [Feature] E/M coding can be so complex...

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Chart Audit: Is Your Practice Billing What It Should? -- FPM

Apr 1, 2009 - A simple review may save your practice loads of money.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2009/0300/p15.html

Charting Then and Now -- FPM

Feb 1, 2009 - Chart notes used to be primarily for doctors, but oh how times have changed.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2009/0100/p40.html

Cigna changes policy on paying for an E/M visit with cerumen removal

Starting Nov. 14, Cigna will deny office visit evaluation and management (E/M) services as not separately payable when billed with the removal of impacted cerumen if the removal is the sole reason for the visit.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/cigna_cerumen_emcoding.html

Coding "Routine" Office visits: 99213 or 99214? -- Family Practice Management

...d ata show that family physicians choose 99213 for about 61 percent of visits with established Medicare patients and choose 99214 only about 23 percent of the time for the same type of visit.1 So 99213 must be the correct code to use for a routine visit, right? Not necessarily. Many...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0900/fpm20050900p52.pdf

Coding "Routine" Office Visits: 99213 or 99214? -- FPM

Sep 1, 2005 - Before choosing 99213 for routine visits, consider whether your work qualifies for a 99214.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0900/p52.html

Coding & Documentation - Apr 1999 -- FPM

Apr 1, 1999 - ...Can I code 99455 for a work-related or medical disability evaluation as well as a regular office-visit code (such as 99213) for the same encounter, if it's appropriate? A Yes. Code 99455 is one of three used to report evaluations required for life or disability insurance...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0400/p12.html

Coding & Documentation - Apr 2005 -- FPM

Apr 1, 2005 - ...99213 or 99214? Three Tips for Navigating the Coding Conundrum Don't Get Burned Coding Common Skin Procedures New Medicare Payment Opportunities Editor's Collections Coding Coding & Documentation Related Topic Searches CPT: Medicine codes MOST RECENT ISSUE...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0400/p35.html

Coding & Documentation - Feb 2006 -- FPM

Feb 1, 2006 - ...for a separately identifiable service on the same date as an E/M service, the modifier −25 should be appended to the E/M code (for instance, 99213-25.) Payers may choose to bundle code 99173 with the E/M service despite the correct modifier usage. You should check with your payer to...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0200/p30.html

Coding & Documentation - Jan 2008 -- FPM

Jan 1, 2008 - ...The most current Medicare utilization data for family medicine indicates that 58 percent of established patient office visits were coded 99213 and 28 percent were coded 99214. Forty-three percent of new patient visits were coded 99203 and 27 percent were coded 99204. This data is...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0100/p43.html

Coding & Documentation - Jan-Feb 2009 -- FPM

Feb 1, 2009 - ...a patient comes in for a sinus infection and I administer an injection of Celestone for the sinus infection, can 90772 be billed along with 99213? What if the sinus infection was the primary focus of the visit but I administer a B12 shot for anemia? A You can report both codes as...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2009/0100/p30.html

Coding & Documentation - Jan-Feb 2016 -- FPM

Feb 1, 2016 - ...99213 or 99214? Three Tips for Navigating the Coding Conundrum Coding for Hypertension: Painting a Picture of the Severity of Illness A Refresher on Medical Necessity Editor's Collections Coding & Documentation Related Topic Searches Time-based coding MOST RECENT...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0100/p34.html

Coding & Documentation - Jul 2001 -- FPM

Aug 1, 2001 - ...99213 or 99214? Three Tips for Navigating the Coding Conundrum The 2021 Office Visit Coding Changes: Putting the Pieces Together Combining a Wellness Visit With a Problem-Oriented Visit: a Coding Guide Editor's Collections Coding ICD-10 Coding Coding & Documentation...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0700/p16.html

Coding & Documentation - Jul 2006 -- FPM

Aug 1, 2006 - ...and give referrals when appropriate. We also plan to write individual progress notes for each patient. Would it be appropriate to bill 99213 or 99214, along with 99499, Unlisted evaluation and management (E/M) service, if our documentation meets the criteria for these codes? A At...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0700/p25.html

Coding & Documentation - Jul 2007 -- FPM

Aug 1, 2007 - ...Can I code 99213, 69210 and 93000 at the same visit? A Yes. You should append modifier -25 to the evaluation and management (E/M) code, but you should not need additional modifiers for 69210, removal impacted cerumen (separate procedure), one or both ears, or for 93000,...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0700/p24.html

Coding & Documentation - Jul 2008 -- FPM

Aug 1, 2008 - ...to attach modifier 25 to the evaluation and management (E/M) code when an injection is also performed? For example, I have been coding 99213-25 with 90772. A Yes. CPT instructs that modifier 25 may be reported when a significant and separately identifiable E/M service is provided...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0700/p43.html

Coding & Documentation - Jul-Aug 2021 -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Aug 1, 2021 - Staff documentation of the patient history | Modifiers for multiple procedures | Counting data for medical decision making | AWV work by medical assistants | What counts when ordering and reviewing tests

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0700/p32.html

Coding & Documentation - Mar 2001 -- FPM

Mar 1, 2001 - ...with the level of office visit you provided from the time you actually spent in face-to-face contact with the patient. The CPT manual says a 99213 typically involves 15 minutes of face-to-face time. Subtracting 15 from 70 leaves 55 minutes. Prolonged services code 99354 accounts for...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0300/p23.html

Coding & Documentation - May 2000 -- FPM

May 1, 2000 - ...CPT code is to code the five-digit version of the modifier in addition to the CPT code. For example, instead of coding 99213–25, you can code 99213 and 09925. The five-digit version of a CPT modifier is always 099XX, with XX being the two digits otherwise associated with the...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2000/0500/p22.html

Coding & Documentation - May 2005 -- FPM

May 1, 2005 - ...otherwise does not meet the definition of a consultation, the office encounter should be coded using an office/outpatient visit code, such as 99213. In either case, modifier -25 should be appended to the E/M code to indicate that it was a significant, separately identifiable service...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0500/p27.html

Coding & Documentation - May 2006 -- FPM

May 1, 2006 - ...In the past, I have always billed 99213 with CPT injection code 90782 and HCPCS injection codes J1100 and J1030. Recently, the insurance company has denied the office visit as invalid with CPT code 90782. What are we doing wrong? A First, 90782 is not valid in 2006; instead use...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0500/p32.html

Coding & Documentation - May 2007 -- FPM

May 1, 2007 - ...99213 or 99214? Three Tips for Navigating the Coding Conundrum Don't Get Burned Coding Common Skin Procedures An Update on Certifying Home Health Care Editor's Collections Coding Medicare Medicare Annual Wellness Visits Coding & Documentation Related Topic...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0500/p16.html

Coding & Documentation - May-Jun 2014 -- FPM

Jun 1, 2014 - ...Regarding transitional care management codes 99495 and 99496, if we see the patient for a 99213- or 99214-level service before the end of the 30-day period, can we bill for that visit at that time and then bill the 99495 after the 30 days? A The first face-to-face visit with the...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0500/p29.html

Coding & Documentation - Nov 2002 -- FPM

Dec 1, 2002 - ...Medicare will allow you to submit G0101 in addition to an evaluation and management (E/M) service (e.g., 99213) if the E/M service is significant and separately identifiable from the G0101 service. An example would be if an established Medicare patient with chronic essential...

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Coding & Documentation - Nov 2006 -- FPM

Dec 1, 2006 - ...99213 or 99214? Three Tips for Navigating the Coding Conundrum An Update on Certifying Home Health Care Combining a Wellness Visit With a Problem-Oriented Visit: a Coding Guide Editor's Collections Coding Medicare Medicare Annual Wellness Visits Coding &...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/1100/p27.html

Coding & Documentation - Nov 2007 -- FPM

Dec 1, 2007 - ...Can I report office visit code 99213 with modifier -25 and code 90805 for psychotherapy at the same visit? A No. Code 90805 reports that psychotherapy and medical E/M services were provided on the same date, which includes evaluation and management of comorbid conditions, drug...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/1100/p15.html

Coding & Documentation - Nov 2008 -- FPM

Dec 1, 2008 - ...We had a patient come in for a routine diabetic checkup, which we billed using CPT code 99213 and ICD-9 code 250.02. A few hours later, this patient came in with a migraine and hypertension issues. Could we have reported code 99058 for the second visit? A Code 99058 is to be...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/1100/p37.html

Coding & Documentation - Nov-Dec 2013 -- FPM

Dec 1, 2013 - ...In general, the AAFP advises that you report an E/M code, such as 99213, for a patient seen in a group setting as long as your documentation supports that you provided the key components of the code. In other words, the fact that an E/M service was provided in the presence of other...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2013/1100/p28.html

Coding & Documentation - Oct 2002 -- FPM

Oct 1, 2002 - ...99213 or 99214? Three Tips for Navigating the Coding Conundrum What Can a PA or NP Do for Your Practice? An Update on Certifying Home Health Care Editor's Collections Coding & Documentation Related Topic Searches Time-based coding MOST RECENT ISSUE Jan-Feb...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/1000/p23.html

Coding & Documentation - Oct 2003 -- FPM

Oct 1, 2003 - ...Medicare will allow you to submit G0101 in addition to an evaluation and management (E/M) service (e.g., 99213) if the E/M service is significant and separately identifiable from the G0101 service. An example would be if an established Medicare patient with chronic essential...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/1000/p16.html

Coding & Documentation - Oct 2006 -- FPM

Oct 1, 2006 - ...99213 or 99214? Three Tips for Navigating the Coding Conundrum Sports Physicals: A Coding Conundrum Office-Based Strategies to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance Editor's Collections Coding & Documentation Related Topic Searches Time-based coding MOST RECENT ISSUE...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/1000/p29.html

Coding & Documentation - Oct 2007 -- FPM

Oct 1, 2007 - ...A injection, can I bill for the visit (99213), the vaccine (90632, Hepatitis A vaccine, adult dosage, for intramuscular use) and the vaccine administration (90471) at the same time? A Yes. You will need to append modifier -25 to code 99213 in this scenario to indicate that your work...

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Coding & Documentation - Sep 2007 -- FPM

Sep 1, 2007 - ...that … under existing CPT codes and Medicare rules, a physician could furnish a medically necessary face-to-face E/M service (e.g., CPT code 99213 or similar code depending on the level of complexity) to a particular patient that is observed by other patients. From a payment...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0900/p12.html

Coding & Documentation - Sep-Oct 2009 -- FPM

Oct 1, 2009 - ...observation care services on day one, 99213 for observation care on day two and 99217 for observation care discharge services on day three. The hospital listed the patient as an outpatient all three days. Is there a better code than 99213 to use for day two? Also, should 99219 be...

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Coding and Documentation

...is that your activities be distinct. For example, ordering two unique tests as described by CPT fulfills Cat- egory 1 for codes 99203 and 99213. AWV WORK BY MEDICAL ASSISTANTS Q Can a medical assistant perform an annual wellness visit (AWV) as long as a physician or other...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0700/fpm20210700p32.pdf

Coding and Documentation Made Easier -- FPM

Apr 1, 1998 - The author's physician-friendly tool can help you to code more confidently.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1998/0400/p19.html

Coding Better for Better Reimbursement -- Family Practice Management

...99212 and 99213. The CPT require- ments for these two codes are shown side by side on page 33. As you can see, the differ- ence between the two can be slight.If you don’t fully document the work you do in a visit, you’ll often end up coding 99212s for visits that are easily 99213s....

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0100/fpm20030100p29.pdf

Coding Better for Better Reimbursement -- FPM

Jan 1, 2003 - Your work is worth more than you think. You just need to document and code it better.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0100/p29.html

Coding E/M visits by medical decision making

Starting Jan. 1, physicians will be able to code evaluation and management visits based solely on medical decision making, which is made up of three elements.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/medical_decision_making.html

Coding for Depression Without Getting Depressed -- FPM

Mar 1, 2004 - Here is what you need to know to code and be reimbursed for counseling and treating patients with depression.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0300/p23.html

Coding From the Bottom Up -- FPM

Dec 1, 2008 - Start from the presenting problem to get to the right code faster.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/1100/p22.html

Coding Level 4 Office Visits Using the New E/M Guidelines

...99203 99213 Low Low • 2 or more self-limited or minor problems or • 1 stable chronic illness or • 1 acute, uncomplicated illness or injury Limited (Must meet the requirements of at least 1 of the 2 categories) Category 1: Tests and documents Any combination of 2 from the...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0100/fpm20210100p27.pdf

Coding Level 4 Office Visits Using the New E/M Guidelines -- FPM

Feb 1, 2021 - Determining whether the visit you’ve just finished should be coded as a level 4 could be as simple as asking yourself three questions.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0100/p27.html

Coding Level-IV Visits Without Fear -- Family Practice Management

...that level of charge. However, they end up undercoding to 99213 (level III) to be safe because they are unsure of the exact requirements and fear being audited. This is unfortunate because proper coding could potentially reap an extra $20,000 per year, assuming a physician’s daily...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0200/fpm20060200p34.pdf

Coding Level-IV Visits Without Fear -- FPM

Feb 1, 2006 - Use this worksheet to quickly assess whether you can code a 99214.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0200/p34.html

Coding office visits the easy way - based on time

An E/M office visit may be coded based solely on face-to-face time when more than half is devoted to counseling or coordination of care.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/coding_office_visits_the_easy_way.html

Coding Outpatient E/M Visits

...99213 Time based: 20-29 minutes 99203 Time based: 30-44 minutes Low complexity medical decision making (need 2 of 3): Problems Data (1 of 2 needed) Risk • 2 or more self-limited or minor problems or • 1 stable chronic illness or • 1 acute uncomplicated illness...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2022/0100/fpm20220100p26-rt1.pdf

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

...In many cases, a 99213 or 99214 can be billed with a Medicare wellness visit or preventive medicine visit as long as the phy- sician or billing clinician documents the extra work done for the evaluation and management service. (If patients are sick enough to justify a 99215, it’s...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2022/0100/fpm20220100p15.pdf

Combining a Wellness Visit With a Problem-Oriented Visit: a Coding Guide -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Feb 1, 2022 - 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.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2022/0100/p15.html

Coronavirus (COVID-19): new telehealth rules and procedure codes for testing

CMS has loosened restrictions on telehealth reimbursement for areas where the spread of the new coronavirus has been deemed an emergency.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/coronavirus_testing_telehealth.html

Countdown to the E/M Coding Changes

...Level 3 99213 20-29 minutes 99203 30-44 minutes Level 4 99214 30-39 minutes 99204 45-59 minutes Level 5 99215 40-54 minutes 99205 60-74 minutes 99417 x 1 + 99215 55-69 minutes + 99205 75-89 minutes 99417 x 2 + 99215 70-84 minutes + 99205 90-104 minutes 99417 x 3 (or...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0900/fpm20200900p29.pdf

Countdown to the E/M Coding Changes -- FPM

Oct 1, 2020 - The biggest changes in coding since 1997 will take effect Jan. 1, 2021. It is time to prepare for them now.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0900/p29.html

Dear Health Plan:

...this notion. If physicians consistently documented the services they provided, there would be a plateau in the bell curve between codes 99213 and 99214. (See King MS, Sharp L, Lipsky MS. Accuracy of CPT evaluation and management coding by family physicians. J Am Board Fam Pract....

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Demystifying Documentation and Billing for Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment

...evaluation and determination for using OMT, and the documentation would support the E/M service. To code this visit, you might use E/M code 99213 based on MDM (one acute uncomplicated injury with low risk of morbidity from additional diag- nostic testing/treatment), append modifier...

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Jun 1, 2021 - Osteopathic manipulative treatment is indicated for several common ailments, but documenting and coding it can be daunting for beginners. Here’s how it’s done.

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Do You Know What Is (or Isn't) in Your Documentation? -- FPM

Aug 1, 2013 - Leaving out key information in patient documentation can compromise quality and cost you money.

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Documentation Guidelines for Established Patient Visits

...99211 99212 99213 99214 99215 History CC N/A Required Required Required Required HPI N/A 1-3 elements 1-3 elements 4+ elements (or 3+ chronic diseases) 4+ elements (or 3+ chronic diseases) ROS N/A N/A Pertinent 2-9 systems 10+ systems PFSH N/A N/A N/A 1...

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Documenting History at a Glance

...99213 Expanded problem focused Expanded problem focused Low complexity 15 min. 99214 Detailed Detailed Moderate complexity 25 min. 99215 Comprehensive Comprehensive High complexity 40 min. 2 of 3 required New Patient Office Visit Code History Exam Medical...

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Apr 1, 2010 - The difference between one level and the next may be no more than a word or two.

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E-Prescribing codes for 2012

E-Prescribing codes for 2012

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E/M Coding and the Documentation Guidelines: Putting It All Together -- FPM

Oct 1, 2011 - It's time to test your E/M coding skills.

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...Established Patient 99211 (see specific guidance on back page) 99212 (10-19 min.) 99213 (20-29 min.) 99214 (30-39 min.) 99215 (40-54 min.) 2021 GUIDELINES FOR CALCULATING TOTAL TIME Code selection using total time should be based on the total time spent in care of the patient on the...

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Evaluation and management (E/M) coding and documentation burden could lighten in 2019 ...

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' proposed rule for the Physician Fee Schedule for 2019 contains significant revisions to the coding, documentation, and payment of office visit evaluation and management services.

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...1 BAN 5/8/08 99213 None Office visit 99213 $85 None $85 No Charge never entered 2 JAl 5/8/08 Not found None New patient visit, quick strep test 99203 87880 $128 None $128 No lost superbill 3 BAN 5/8/08 99396 82270 90718 Same Same, plus vaccine administration...

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...A brief HPI limits the level of history to problem focused or expanded problem focused, and that limits the level of a follow-up visit to 99213 unless both the exam and the medical decision making are involved enough to justify a higher level without reference to the history. To...

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Five Common Coding Mistakes That Are Costing You -- FPM

Apr 1, 2011 - Fix these problems to increase your bottom line.

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Four Coding and Payment Opportunities You Might Be Missing -- FPM

Jun 1, 2016 - You’re likely already doing the work, so why not get paid for it?

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Four tips to help you spend less time charting

To get through your routine documentation more efficiently and reduce work after clinic, try these tips.

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FPM Past Issues 2005

FPM issues 2005

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FPM Past Issues 2018

FPM 2018 Past issues

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fpm20020700p20-rt1.xls

...99213 OV,Est.,Low-Expanded 475 20.14% 2046 76.72% 1542 74.96% 4063 57.36% 40.92% 99214 OV,Est.,Moderate-Detailed 125 5.30% 224 8.40% 128 6.22% 477 6.73% 51.70% 99215 OV,Est.,High-Comp. 36 1.53% 24 0.90% 28 1.36% 88 1.24% 2.98% Totals 2359 100.00% 2667 100.00% 2057...

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fpm20041000p31-rt1.xls

...99213 Level 3 office visit, est 2269 $51.63 $65 126% $58 112% $62 120% 99232 Subsequent hospital care 596 $54.27 $65 120% $60 111% $65 120% 99214 Level 4 office visit, est 1977 $80.65 $100 124% $90 112% $97 120% 45330 Sigmoidoscopy 112 $117.28 $125 107% $125 107% $141...

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fpm20041100p43-rt1.xls

...Current Medicare payment for 99213 in your area (e.g. $47.08): B $0.00 Additional income per 99214 visit (A - B) C $0.00 Current annual number of visits coded 99213: D 0 Additional visits coded 99214 with improved coding (0.1 x D): E 0 Estimated increase in revenue...

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fpm20060700p20-rt1.xls

...1.39 1.57 99213 $52.67 $59.50 $6.82 2.18 2.38 99214 $82.61 $90.19 $7.58 3.17 3.22 99215 $120.13 $122.02 $1.89 Initial hospital 1.80 2.23 99221 $68.21 $84.51 $16.29 2.98 3.13 99222 $112.93 $118.61 $5.68 4.15 4.57 99223 $157.26 $173.18 $15.92 Subsequent...

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fpm20060900p43.pdf

...patient primarily for management of diabetes, ICD-9 code 250.90 (diabetes type II with unspecified complications), would be diagnosis 1, and 99213 and 85018 (A1C test) would be marked with number 1 in the Rank column. If the patient also complains of a sore throat, the related...

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fpm20070100p21.pdf

...(99213) visits - differences that can have a surprisingly significant effect on your bottom line if you don’t understand them well. For example, the 2007 Medicare allowance (not adjusted for geographic differentials) for a 99212 is $37.14, while the allowance for a 99213 is $59.50....

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fpm20070400p13-rt1.xls

...99213 Established patient office visit - low 1.39 $ - 0 $ - 0 $ - 0 $ - 0 99214 Established patient office visit - mod 2.18 $ - 0 $ - 0 $ - 0 $ - 0 99202 New patient office visit - low 1.72 $ - 0 $ - 0 $ - 0 $ - 0 Inpt 99238 Hospital discharge, < 30 min 1.87 $ - 0 $ - 0...

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fpm20070400p39-rt1.xls

...99213 OV,Est.,Low-Expanded 475 20.14% 2046 76.72% 1542 74.96% 4063 57.36% 48.19% 99214 OV,Est.,Moderate-Detailed 125 5.30% 224 8.40% 128 6.22% 477 6.73% 40.23% 99215 OV,Est.,High-Comp. 36 1.53% 24 0.90% 28 1.36% 88 1.24% 3.56% Totals 2359 100.00% 2667 100.00% 2057...

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