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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,...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

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...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

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

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

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...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

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...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

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...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

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...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

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...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

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

Coding & Documentation - Nov 2006 -- FPM

Dec 1, 2006 - ...99213 or 99214? Three Tips for Navigating the Coding Conundrum The 2021 Office Visit Coding Changes: Putting the Pieces Together An Update on Certifying Home Health Care Editor's Collections Coding Medicare Medicare Annual Wellness Visits Coding & Documentation...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

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...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

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...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

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...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

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 Nov-Dec...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

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...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

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 In Support of Buprenorphine Deregulation Editor's Collections Coding & Documentation Related Topic Searches Time-based coding MOST RECENT ISSUE Nov-Dec 2020...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

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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...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/1000/p15.html

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...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

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...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2009/0900/p30.html

Coding & Documentation - Sep-Oct 2015 -- FPM

Oct 1, 2015 - ...99213 or 99214? Three Tips for Navigating the Coding Conundrum Editor's Collections Medicare Medicare Annual Wellness Visits Coding & Documentation Related Topic Searches Medicare Time-based coding MOST RECENT ISSUE Nov-Dec 2020 Access the latest issue of...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2015/0900/p48.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 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....

Family Practice Management

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.

Family Practice Management : Articles

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

Coding E/M visits by medical decision making -- FPM

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.

Family Practice Management : Quick Tips : FPM Home

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.

Family Practice Management : Articles

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

Coding for Evaluation and Management Services

Maximize payment and reduce stress by understanding how to properly document and code for evaluation and management (E/M) services.

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/getting-paid/coding/evaluation-management.html

Coding for Vaccine Administration

Find out the correct coding procedures for vaccine administration.

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/getting-paid/coding/vaccine-administration.html

Coding From the Bottom Up -- FPM

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

Family Practice Management : Articles

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

Family Practice Management

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.

Family Practice Management : Articles

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

Coding office visits the easy way - based on time -- FPM

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.

Family Practice Management : Quick Tips : FPM Home

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

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

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

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid : FPM Home

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 99XXX x 1 + 99215 55-69 minutes + 99205 75-89 minutes 99XXX x 2 + 99215 70-84 minutes + 99205 90-104 minutes 99XXX x 3 (or...

Family Practice Management

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

Countdown to the E/M Coding Changes -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

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

Family Practice Management : Articles

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

COVID-19-Town-Hall-QA-040120.pdf

...for the telephone services codes (99441-99443). Whether we will be able to achieve parity in payment with face-to-face services, such as 99213-99215, is unknown. In the meantime, we appreciate that CMS has begun to cover and pay for telephone services, thus aiding family physicians’...

https://www.aafp.org/dam/brand/aafp/news/2020-september/documents/COVID-19-Town-Hall-QA-040120.pdf

COVID-19-Town%20Hall-QA-041520.pdf

...Is Medicare also covering E/M codes 99213-99215 for audio-only services? No. Medicare currently requires real-time audio and video to report office/outpatient E/M codes, such as 99213-99215 as telehealth services. Is Medicare covering audio-only services for FQHC's?...

https://www.aafp.org/dam/brand/aafp/news/2020-september/documents/COVID-19-Town%20Hall-QA-041520.pdf

COVID-Town-Hall-032120.pdf

...Can the AAFP confirm that Medicare will pay codes 99213 and 99214 for telehealth visits? Yes, use Place of Service Code 02 (Telehealth). A full list of Medicare Telehealth Services is available here. We most likely will see those higher level of services with time base...

https://www.aafp.org/dam/brand/aafp/news/2020-september/documents/COVID-Town-Hall-032120.pdf

COVID-Town-Hall-032520.pdf

...Is code 99213 the correct billing code for a telemedicine visit? That is correct if you are using live video AND your billing documentation has the Place of Service code of 02. Is the AAFP doing anything to improve reimbursement for telemedicine visits? The AAFP is...

https://www.aafp.org/dam/brand/aafp/news/2020-september/documents/COVID-Town-Hall-032520.pdf

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....

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0600/fpm20050600p17-rt1.docx

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.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2013/0700/p23.html

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...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/1000/fpm20031000p31-rt1.pdf

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...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2010/0300/fpm20100300p22-rt1.pdf

Documenting History in Compliance With Medicare's Guidelines -- FPM

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

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2010/0300/p22.html

E-Prescribing codes for 2012 -- FPM

E-Prescribing codes for 2012

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/e_prescribing_codes_for_2012.html

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.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2011/0900/p33.html

Early Thoughts on the 2019 Fee Schedule

AAFP staff members are reviewing the 2019 Medicare physician fee schedule. In the latest In the Trenches post, Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin shares some initial reactions based on the Academy's early evaluation of the proposal.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20180731itt_feeschedule.html

Emotional Intelligence: Five Ways to Have Better Interactions and Improve Your Work Life

...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...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0900/fpm20200900p9.pdf

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.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid : FPM Home

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

Example of the AAFP COVID-19 Related Loss Calcuator

...12 $ 304.48 99212 Established Patient E/M - Level 2 $ 50.81 $ 53.12 $ 46.19 $ 50.00 40 $ 2,001.41 40 $ 2,001.41 40 $ 2,001.41 40 $ 2,001.41 99213 Established Patient E/M - Level 3 $ 83.77 $ 87.57 $ 76.15 $ 80.00 122 $ 10,034.04 122 $ 10,034.04 122 $ 10,034.04 122 $ 10,034.04 99214...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/crisis/Example-AAFP-COVID-Calculator.pdf

Family Practice Management

...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...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2009/0300/fpm20090300p15.pdf

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