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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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Sep 2005

...Coding "Routine" Office Visits: 99213 or 99214? Peter R. Jensen Departments From the Editor New and Improved for You Leigh Ann Backer Editorial Ten Hard Questions About the Future of the Specialty Douglas Iliff Coding & Documentation • Hypertension...

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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Understanding When to Use the New Patient E/M Codes -- FPM

Sep 1, 2003 - Even an old patient can be new.

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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.

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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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Practice Pearls - Sep-Oct 2009 -- FPM

Oct 1, 2009 - ...The typical office visit for a family physician is represented by CPT code 99213. The work RVUs for that code in 2009 are 0.92. Based on this number, at 20 visits per day a family physician might be expected to generate 18.4 work RVUs per day, on average. Kent J. Moore AAFP Leawood,...

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

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

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Level-II vs. Level-III Visits: Cracking the Codes -- FPM

Jan 1, 2007 - Once you learn the rules, choosing the right code is easier than you think.

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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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Charting Then and Now -- FPM

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

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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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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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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.

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Coding & Documentation - Jul 2008 -- FPM

Aug 1, 2008 - 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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How We Improved Our Practice and Our Bottom Line With a New EMR System -- FPM

Aug 1, 2008 - This four-physician practice has good reason to be enthusiastic about new technology.

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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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What Every Physician Should Know About the RUC -- FPM

Feb 1, 2008 - A small group of physicians has a big say in what you get paid.

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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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