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Coding Level-IV Visits Without Fear -- FPM

Feb 1, 2006 - Use this worksheet to quickly assess whether you can code a 99214.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0200/p34.html

Coding Nonsense, NOS -- FPM

Oct 1, 2005 - The absurdity of diagnostic coding can be a source of frustration - and amusement.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/1000/p82.html

Coming Home -- FPM

Feb 1, 2013 - Even patients with specialized conditions such as sickle cell disease need primary care physicians.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2013/0100/p6.html

Communicating Risks: Let's Talk Numeracy -- FPM

Dec 1, 2018 - Understanding numeracy will make your risk conversations with patients more effective.

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/1100/p4.html

Communicating Risks: Let’s Talk Numeracy

...In the last issue of FPM, I proclaimed how family physicians are great communicators. (See Physician-Patient Communication: A Family Medicine Strength, FPM, September/October 2018, https://www.aafp. org/fpm/2018/0900/p4.html.) But I added that there is always room for improvement....

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/1100/fpm20181100p4.pdf

Compensation & Productivity -- FPM Topic Collection

Nov 11, 2020 - ...04/01/2020 Panel Size Is Just a Number: A Rubric for Opening and Closing Panels 05/01/2002 A Productivity Primer 12/01/2019 The Right-Sized Patient Panel: A Practical Way to Make Adjustments for Acuity and Complexity 06/01/2019 Seven Habits for Reducing Work After Clinic...

Family Practice Management : Topic Collections

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=119

Compensation is up for family physicians -- FPM

Family physicians saw their annual compensation increase an average of 5 percent over last year, reflecting an industrywide rise in physician pay.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid : FPM Home

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

complementary and Alternative Medicine: A Primer -- Family Practice Management

...growing area in health care today. In 1997, an esti- mated 42 percent of the U.S. population used some form of alternative therapy.1 The numbers are even higher in family practice settings: One study found that 50 percent of patients were using at least one alternative therapy - and...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0300/fpm20010300p37.pdf

Complementary and Alternative Medicine: A Primer -- FPM

Mar 1, 2001 - You may be surprised by the number of your patients using CAM therapy. This primer provides the background and tips you’ll need to have a productive conversation about it.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0300/p37.html

Controlling Hypertension: Focusing on "Why" Makes "How" a Lot Easier -- FPM

Oct 1, 2014 - Understanding the power of quality data and then starting with a few specific measures leads to improved blood pressure rates.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0900/p23.html

Coping With Managed Care's Administrative Hassles -- FPM

Mar 1, 1998 - Feeling weighed down by details and paperwork? Here are some ideas for lightening the load of multiple managed care plans.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1998/0300/p66.html

Cost Effectiveness Begins Between Your Ears -- FPM

Oct 1, 2003 - The author explains the importance of clinical judgment and physicians' ability to focus on what's important. He shares lessons that have helped him meet patients' needs while avoiding useless tests and ineffective treatments.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/1000/p65.html

Countdown to the E/M Coding Changes

...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 more than 15 years. Author disclosure: no relevant financial affiliations disclosed. Say goodbye to counting exam bullet points and...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0900/fpm20200900p29.pdf

Countdown to the E/M Coding Changes -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

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

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0900/p29.html

CPT 2005: Another Case of Update Now or Pay Later -- FPM

Jan 1, 2005 - This article describes changes in CPT codes for 2005 in the areas most likely to affect family physicians.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0100/p17.html

CPT 2006: Another Year, Another Round of Updates -- FPM

Jan 1, 2006 - The E/M codes for consultations and nursing facility visits reflect some of this year’s significant changes.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0100/p28.html

CPT 2006: Another Year,Another Round of Updates -- Family Practice Management

...ization Act was that codes related to injections and infusions be revised. As a result, a new subsection has been added to the CPT manual’s Medicine section. The hydration, therapeutic, prophylactic and diagnostic injections and infu- sions subsection comprises two codes for hydra-...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0100/fpm20060100p28.pdf

CPT 2007: New Codes, New Rules and New Opportunities -- FPM

Jan 1, 2007 - Your superbill should reflect revised codes related to anticoagulation management, lesion destruction and more on Jan. 1.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0100/p27.html

CPT 2009: Out With the Old, In With the New -- FPM

Feb 1, 2009 - A new injection code and newborn codes are among this year’s most notable CPT changes.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2009/0100/p7.html

CPT 2010: Ring in the New Decade With These New Codes -- FPM

Feb 1, 2010 - The changes take effect Jan. 1.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2010/0100/p13.html

CPT 2012: Updated & Clarified -- FPM

Feb 1, 2012 - It's mostly small changes this year, but small changes can trip you up too.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/0100/p6.html

CPT Update for 2011: Immunizations, Observations and More

...codes, in part to better handle the reporting of combination vaccines. The value of combi- nation vaccines, which can reduce the number of shots required and thus increase vaccination rates, is well known. However, because of the time and effort necessary to coun- sel parents and...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2011/0100/fpm20110100p5.pdf

CPT Update for 2011: Immunizations, Observations and More -- FPM

Feb 1, 2011 - Changes include new codes for pediatric vaccine administration and subsequent hospital observation care.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2011/0100/p5.html

CPT Update for 2013 -- FPM

Dec 1, 2012 - This year's changes include some promising new codes for care coordination.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/1100/p8.html

CPT: What's New in 2002? -- FPM

Jan 1, 2002 - You should be aware of changes in E/M, integumentary, musculoskeletal and lab codes.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0100/p16.html

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