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Outpatient E/M Coding Simplified -- FPM

Feb 1, 2022 - Getting clear on the new coding rules can help you eliminate bloated documentation and improve reimbursement to reflect the value of your visits.

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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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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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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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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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How to bill for osteopathic manipulative treatment and E/M in a single visit

If you provide OMT, or are considering offering it, here’s how to get paid for all your work.

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How to Integrate Clinical Pharmacists Into Primary Care -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Jun 1, 2021 - Clinical pharmacists can take team-based care to the next level.

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Demystifying Documentation and Billing for Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

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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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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How the E/M code RVU increases could affect family physicians’ pay

The relative value units (RVUs) for several key E/M codes increased on Jan. 1. Here’s how this could affect your payment rates.

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The 2021 Office Visit Coding Changes: Putting the Pieces Together -- FPM

Dec 1, 2020 - Simplified guidelines for coding and documenting evaluation and management office visits are coming next year. Learn how to apply the guidelines to some common visit types.

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Tips for using total time to code E/M office visits in 2021

Some tips for coding using total time under the new rules for E/M office visits that take effect Jan. 1, plus an example of a visit well-suited for time-based coding.

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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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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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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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Telehealth FAQs

Telehealth and telemedicine can be confusing to navigate, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. The AAFP has gathered the top questions to get you the exact information you need to bill and code telehealth correctly.

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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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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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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.

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Medical Coding for Group Visits

Find out the coding procedures to follow to receive Medicare payment for group visits.

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Services Not Covered by Medicare

Learn about the two categories of services not covered by Medicare, including services not deemed medically reasonable or necessary and non-covered services.

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Coding for Vaccine Administration

Find out the correct coding procedures for vaccine administration.

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Primary Care Exception Needs Expansion, AAFP Tells CMS

In an Oct. 9 letter to CMS, the Academy advocated for the expansion of codes under the primary care exception rule -- an update that would reduce administrative complexity without compromising patient care.

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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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How to Use Group Visits to Manage Obesity -- FPM

Oct 1, 2019 - Clinic and community resources combine to support patients in this unique group-visit model.

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Think 99214 if you see these problems or procedures

The risk component of medical decision making is more subjective and can be difficult to identify, so here’s what to look for.

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Medicare Wellness Visits: Reassessing Their Value to Your Patients and Your Practice --...

Apr 1, 2019 - Providing Medicare wellness visits can be challenging but can improve quality and practice revenue.

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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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Fighting for a Fee Schedule That Works for You, Your Patients

The AAFP is working on a detailed response to the proposed 2019 Medicare physician fee schedule that steers CMS toward fixes that will help family physicians give patients the comprehensive, continuous care they expect.

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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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How to Create a Culture of Well-Being in Your Practice -- FPM

Aug 1, 2018 - Every organization has a culture, either by default or by design. Why not cultivate one that helps people thrive?

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Quality Measurement: A Long Way to Go -- FPM

Aug 1, 2018 - Physician quality shouldn't be subjective. But the current measurement methods need more work.

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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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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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What's your coding profile?

Comparing your E/M coding distribution with national benchmarks will help you identify aberrant coding patterns and make adjustments before they raise a red flag with payers or cost your practice money.

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Practice management

FPM "In Practice" blog posts on the topic of practice management

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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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Getting Your Notes Done on Time -- FPM

Apr 1, 2016 - These seven tips can help you spend less time on charting.

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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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Treating Dementia With Shared Group Visits -- FPM

Jun 1, 2015 - Seeing patients with dementia in a group setting can streamline visits and help provide support for caregivers and families.

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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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Potential pitfall in Medicare billing: psychotherapy in conjunction with an evaluation ...

Potential pitfall in Medicare billing: psychotherapy in conjunction with an evaluation and management service

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Practice Pearls - Mar-Apr 2014 -- FPM

Apr 1, 2014 - ...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...

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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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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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Transitional Care Management Services: New Codes, New Requirements -- FPM

Jun 1, 2013 - Two new codes will help you get paid for managing a patient’s transition from the inpatient to outpatient setting, but they come with new expectations.

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Making Medicare Wellness Visits Work in Practice -- FPM

Oct 1, 2012 - Taking a systematic, team-based approach can make these services valuable for physicians and patients.

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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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