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Coding & Documentation - May-Jun 2022 -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Jun 1, 2022 - Reporting split/shared services | Nurse visits for newborns | Removing sutures placed by another physician

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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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Outpatient E/M Coding Simplified -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

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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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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Demystifying Documentation and Billing for Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment -- FPM

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.

Family Practice Management : Articles

How to Integrate Clinical Pharmacists Into Primary Care -- FPM

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

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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.

Family Practice Management : Articles

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.

Family Physician : Patient Care

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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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Medical Coding for Group Visits

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

Family Physician : Practice and Career

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.

Family Physician : Practice and Career

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.

Family Physician : Practice and Career

Coding for Vaccine Administration

Find out the correct coding procedures for vaccine administration.

Family Physician : Practice and Career

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.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

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