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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.

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0700/p4.html

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 : FPM

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

Family Practice Management : FPM

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

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.

Family Practice Management : FPM

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

Practice management

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

Family Practice Management : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/practicemanagement.start-ind-aafp-link-pile-140.html

Quick Tips

Quick Tips, a blog from FPM journal

Family Practice Management : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice.start-ind-aafp-link-pile-310.html

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?

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0500/p30.html

Getting Your Notes Done on Time -- FPM

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

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0300/p40.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...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

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

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.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2015/0500/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

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

Family Practice Management : FPM

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

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...

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0300/p28.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

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

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.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2013/0500/p12.html

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.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/0900/p11.html

E-Prescribing codes for 2012

E-Prescribing codes for 2012

Family Practice Management : FPM

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

Five Common Coding Mistakes That Are Costing You -- FPM

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

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2011/0300/p31.html

Good news from Medicare, over time

Good news from Medicare, over time

Family Practice Management : FPM

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

Is Your Medicare Payer Playing by the Rules? -- FPM

Aug 1, 2010 - Don't let varying interpretations of the evaluation and management guidelines keep you from getting paid.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2010/0700/p27.html

Why the Medicare Fee Schedule and RVUs Matter to Employed Family Physicians -- FPM

Jun 1, 2010 - When Medicare payments are cut, everybody loses, not just self-employed physicians.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2010/0500/p7.html

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

Ten Steps to a Patient-Centered Medical Home -- FPM

Dec 1, 2009 - Start with steps that increase practice revenue. Then you'll be better able to afford the steps that just make practice better and more satisfying.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2009/1100/p18.html

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