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fpm20131100p28.pdf

...Q When providing group visits, can we code based on time? A 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...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2013/1100/fpm20131100p28.pdf

fpm20140300p28.pdf

...the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) said a physician could furnish a medically necessary face-to-face E/M visit (CPT code 99213 or similar code depending on level of service) to a patient that is observed by other patients. The agency added that none of the...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0300/fpm20140300p28.pdf

fpm20140500p29.pdf

...Q 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...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0500/fpm20140500p29.pdf

Group Visits 101 -- FPM

May 1, 2003 - In addition to providing step-by-step instructions for launching group visits, the authors lay out the rationale for group visits and how to code for them.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0500/p66.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...

Family Practice Management : Q&As

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

Using Peer Review for Self-Audits of Medical Record Documentation -- FPM

Apr 1, 2000 - You might be surprised at how much doctors can help one another improve in coding and documentation.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2000/0400/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 Mar-Apr...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

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

Monitor - Jan 2003 -- FPM

Jan 1, 2003 - ...Chiropractors charge an average fee of $51.94 for the established patient visit code 99213 and get paid an average of $47.97, for a reimbursement rate of 92 percent, reports Chiropractic Economics in its Second Annual Fees and Reimbursement Survey. The report goes on to say that the...

Family Practice Management : News Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0100/p20.html

Coding and Documentation Made Easier -- FPM

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

Family Practice Management : Articles

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

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/1100/p30.html

Test Your Coding Skills -- FPM

Feb 1, 2002 - Go head to head with our review panel in coding six troublesome progress notes.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0200/p41.html

House Calls: Taking the Practice to the Patient -- FPM

Jun 1, 2000 - Visiting patients where they live is not only good medicine and good marketing. It's also good for the soul.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2000/0600/p49.html

Should You Modify Your Use of Modifiers? -- FPM

May 1, 1999 - This article explains how to use modifiers commonly attached to CPT codes for family physicians' services.

Family Practice Management : Q&As

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0500/p18.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.

Family Practice Management : Articles

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

Making Quality and Service Pay: Part 1, The Internal Environment -- FPM

Oct 1, 2000 - Insurers may not explicitly reward your practice for improved quality and service, but there is a way to make quality and service pay.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2000/1000/p48.html

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.

Family Practice Management : Articles

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

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.

Family Practice Management : Articles

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

Planning Group Visits for High-Risk Patients -- FPM

Jun 1, 2000 - You'll not only have more satisfied patients and better compliance, but you'll also be compensated for your services.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2000/0600/p33.html

The New AMA President Answers Your Questions -- FPM

Jun 1, 1998 - Doctors and patients must make hard choices or face the dark ages of medicine, warns family physician Nancy Dickey, MD.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1998/0600/p25.html

How to Stop Hemorrhaging Red Ink -- FPM

Mar 1, 2001 - This article lists tips practices can use to prevent lost revenues.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0300/p16.html

Monitor - Jul 1998 -- FPM

Aug 1, 1998 - ...As an example of the likely increases under the revised proposal, the practice-expense payments for 99213 visits would rise almost 23 percent less than they would have under last year's proposed system, Saul-Edwards says. The Academy is lobbying against the new RBPE proposal, which...

Family Practice Management : News Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1998/0700/p27.html

Letters - May 2001 -- FPM

May 1, 2001 - ...In Planning Group Visits for High-Risk Patients [June 2000, page 33], the authors suggest using 99213 and 99214 to code group visits. We believe the appropriate codes are those suggested by Kent J. Moore in Answers to Your Questions [March 2000, page 21]: 99411 or 99412 for...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0500/p15a.html

Letters - Jun 2001 -- FPM

Jun 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...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0600/p13c.html

Letters - Jun 2001 -- FPM

Jun 1, 2001 - ...stay. I recommend using codes 99212-99215 instead. The reimbursement for 99212 would be roughly equal to that for 99499, but using codes 99213, 99214 or 99215 would generate higher reimbursement. A source at the Health Care Financing Administration’s (HCFA) regional office in Dallas...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0600/p13d.html

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