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Coding & Documentation - Jan-Feb 2014 -- FPM

Feb 1, 2014 - ...Is a group class considered a service reportable with CPT code 97804? Is there a limit on the number of people who may be in a group? A Code 97804 is for Medical nutrition therapy; group (two or more individuals), each 30 minutes. According to CPT, Group therapy is applicable to...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0100/p25.html

Coding & Documentation - Jul-Aug 2010 -- FPM

Aug 1, 2010 - ...The family physicians who work in our hospital network's urgent care centers and primary care practices share the same tax ID number. Are we considered part of the same group? Let's say a patient has an initial encounter at one of the urgent care centers. The family physician...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2010/0700/p33.html

Coding & Documentation - Mar 2005 -- FPM

Mar 1, 2005 - ...the number of muscles injected, not the number of injections given. Note that you should only submit 20552 or 20553 once per session since either code covers multiple injections. Also note that you should clearly document the location of injections, number of injections and number...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0300/p27.html

Coding & Documentation - Mar-Apr 2009 -- FPM

Apr 1, 2009 - ...How should we code Pap tests for non-Medicare patients? We currently use a preventive medicine services code. Should we use 88142? A The codes for preventive medicine services, 99381–99397, include an age- and gender-appropriate exam. Collection of the Pap test specimen is part of...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2009/0300/p32.html

Coding & Documentation - Mar-Apr 2014 -- FPM

Apr 1, 2014 - ...Look at your documentation for services provided for your practices' most common diagnoses. Start with a manageable number of conditions and charts per physician or other qualified health care professional. You can pull a report of the most commonly reported ICD-9 diagnosis codes...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0300/p27.html

Coding & Documentation - Mar-Apr 2016 -- FPM

Apr 1, 2016 - ...When advance care planning is provided in conjunction with a Medicare annual wellness visit, is it paid as a preventive medicine service? A Yes. Advance care planning is a preventive service only when provided in conjunction with an annual wellness visit and reported with modifier...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0300/p32.html

Coding & Documentation - May 2005 -- FPM

May 1, 2005 - ...Because the exam is administrative and not problem-focused, you should consider using one of the preventive medicine codes, 99381-99397. Alternatively, you can use a regular office/outpatient visit code (99201-99215). In either case, as appropriate, you may want to code 99080,...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0500/p27.html

Coding & Documentation - May-Jun 2019 -- FPM

Jun 1, 2019 - Same-day return visit | Modifier for incident-to services | Inpatient care billing by teaching physician | Biopsy of the outer ear | Multiple X-rays

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0500/p31.html

Coding & Documentation - Nov 2000 -- FPM

Dec 1, 2000 - ...to 96117 are used to report the services provided during testing of cognitive function of the central nervous system, according to CPT. A number of these codes reference standardized assessment instruments in their descriptors. Telephone care Q Our family practice group would like...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2000/1100/p17.html

Coding & Documentation - Nov 2007 -- FPM

Dec 1, 2007 - ...I am planning to perform several procedures in my new family medicine office. Is there a difference between the codes and modifiers I should report for a procedure and those other specialists report for the same procedure? Will my reimbursement be the same as theirs? A All...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/1100/p15.html

Coding & Documentation - Oct 2006 -- FPM

Oct 1, 2006 - ...on the same date, see Same-Day E/M Services: What to Do When a Health Plan Won’t Pay, FPM, April 2006, and Making Sense of Preventive Medicine Coding, FPM, April 2004. Discontinued procedures Q How do I code an attempted endometrial biopsy that was unsuccessful because of a stenotic...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/1000/p29.html

Coding & Documentation - Sep 2003 -- FPM

Sep 1, 2003 - ...to submit both a preventive medicine services code with a diagnosis code for a general medical exam and an appropriate office visit code with a diagnosis code for the specific problem? A Yes. In the notes preceding the Preventive Medicine Services codes, CPT states that if an...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0900/p25.html

Coding & Documentation - Sep-Oct 2013 -- FPM

Oct 1, 2013 - ...No. The chief complaints are not treated as separate evaluation and management (E/M) codes. If the number and complexity of the problems increase your history, exam, and medical decision-making, you may be able to report a higher level of code than if you were addressing a single...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2013/0900/p32.html

Coding & Documentation - Sep-Oct 2016 -- FPM

Oct 1, 2016 - ...Most of the changes were requested by medical specialty organizations to fill gaps in diagnosis reporting. Changes that will affect family medicine include new codes for hypertensive crisis or emergency, irritable bowel syndrome, chronic bladder pain, prediabetes, bacteriuria,...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0900/p40.html

Coding and Billing Rules in 2016: Out With the Old, In With the New -- FPM

Feb 1, 2016 - Incident-to rules and advance care planning top the list of changes.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0100/p14.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

...99205); and 5 percent are hospital visits, which involve 15 codes (99217-99239). The other 5 per- cent of the visits will involve any number of codes for procedures, lab, etc. Carefully studying these codes once isn’t enough. You’ll need to order an updated CPT manual each year and...

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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 Changes for Family Medicine in 2018

...Coding Changes for Family Medicine in 2018 New codes for cognitive assessment and care planning, team-based care management, prolonged preventive services, and anticoagulation management are among this year’s changes. © S Y LV E R A R T S V E C T O R S...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0100/fpm20180100p5.pdf

Coding Changes for Family Medicine in 2018 -- FPM

Feb 1, 2018 - New codes for cognitive assessment and care planning, team-based care management, prolonged preventive services, and anticoagulation management are among this year’s changes.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0100/p5.html

Coding Flu Shots: Immunize Against Lost Revenue -- FPM

Oct 1, 2007 - Make this hectic time of year a little smoother by reminding yourself and your staff how to code flu shots.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/1000/p35.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 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 4 Office Visits Using the New E/M Guidelines

...Dr. Millette is a family physician practicing at Altru Family Medicine Center in Grand Forks, N.D. He has been teaching coding to physicians for almost 20 years. Author disclosure: no relevant financial affiliations disclosed. © R O B E R T N E U B E C K E R...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0100/fpm20210100p27.pdf

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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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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0100/p27.html

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