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fpm20130300p25.pdf

...the impatient patient.6 (See page 27.) This concept was highlighted for me (Dr. Brown) during my care of a patient with diabetes and hypertension who had been pre- scribed four daily insulin injections along with several other drugs. She listened attentively to my passionate...

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fpm20130500p24.pdf

...conditions as well, such as endo- metriosis, heart failure, asthma, chronic pain, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, heart- burn, hypertension, blood glucose disorders, breast feeding disorders, and menstrual disorders. Challenges When using symptom diaries with patients,...

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fpm20130500p40.pdf

...the level of adherence.18,19 Health coaching focuses a great deal of energy on medication adherence because medications for diabetes, hypertension, EDITORIAL SUPPLEMENT Registered nurses, pharmacists, health educators, trained medical assistants, or even other patients...

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fpm20130900p12-rt1.pdf

...change coun- seling, while pharmacists can titrate medications and serve as the main caregiver for patients with uncomplicated diabetes, hypertension, and cholesterol. Physical therapists see all HOME 9 10 patients with musculoskeletal problems including low back pain and...

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fpm20130900p12.pdf

...change coun- seling, while pharmacists can titrate medications and serve as the main caregiver for patients with uncomplicated diabetes, hypertension, and cholesterol. Physical therapists see all HOME 9 10 patients with musculoskeletal problems including low back pain and...

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fpm20131100p22.pdf

...to remember to code all additional diag- noses. As family physicians, we know that our patients who have diabetes often also have hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and obesity and may use tobacco products. Each of these additional issues requires separate coding. These additional...

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fpm20140100p9.pdf

...with the correct fifth digit. In ICD-10, chronic heart failure has a list of code first conditions, includ- ing heart failure due to hypertension and heart failure due to hyperten- sion with chronic kidney disease. ICD-10 also includes instructions to use addi- tional codes in...

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fpm20140300oa1.pdf

...is a key piece of the PCMH model. Terry Reilly has six care coordinators who monitor daily patient registries for diabe- tes, hypertension, childhood immunizations, obstetrical care, anti-coagulation therapy, and other key areas, looking for patients who haven’t visited recently to...

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fpm20140300p10.pdf

...For example, consider Ms. Smith, a patient with hypertension and obesity whose diabetes remains poorly controlled and who hasn’t been able to lose weight despite years of regular medical care (see Health coach co-visit algorithm). Her physician, Dr. C, explains during a regular...

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fpm20140300p5.pdf

...EXPLAINS THE GUIDELINES FOR CODING HYPERTENSION. How to Document and Code for Hypertensive Diseases in ICD-10 Kenneth D. Beckman, MD, MBA, CPE, CPC Because ICD-10 can be a distressing topic, let’s start with some good news: Hypertension has a limited number of ICD-10...

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fpm20140700oa1.pdf

...V81.1 Screening hypertension V81.2 Screening other and unspecified cardiovascular conditions Z13.6 Encounter for screening for cardiovascular disorders Colorectal cancer screening V76.51 Screening malignant neoplasm colon Z12.11 Encounter for screening for malignant...

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fpm20140900p23.pdf

...Hypertension: Focusing on Why Makes How a Lot Easier Jennifer L. Brull, MD High blood pressure is one of many chronic conditions demanding our attention as we help our patients live better lives. Like much of the work we do in the trenches every day, gains in the area of...

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fpm20140900p5.pdf

...In the article by Dr. Jennifer Brull, Controlling Hypertension: Focusing on ‘Why’ Makes ‘How’ a Lot Easier (page 23), we are reminded how a basic qual- ity improvement approach can boost care quality. Pick a metric that needs improving, get your team together, decide on a change,...

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fpm20140900p8.pdf

...and disease understanding among their many disadvan- taged patients with hypertension. To address this, the clinic had its medical assistants use standard scripts to educate low-achieving patients during their visits. Within a year, more than 80 percent of these patients reported...

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fpm20150100p32.pdf

...Q A nurse practitioner in our practice pro-vided a follow-up visit for hypertension. The encounter met all the requirements for billing inci- dent to the physician, except that the patient also presented with a new complaint, for which an antibi- otic was prescribed. How should this...

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fpm20150300p30.pdf

...Q Reviewing a patient’s medications is required during a Medicare annual wellness visit (AWV) but assessing chronic conditions such as hypertension and hyperlipidemia is not, even though these tasks are inter-related. Is the latter separately billable when performed in the context...

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fpm20150700p28.pdf

...The last patient of the day is an 85-year-old woman with mild hypertension and osteoarthritis. She lives inde- pendently in a retirement community, adheres faithfully to a low-salt diet, and remains physically active, going on 30-minute walks several times a week with friends. Her...

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fpm20150900p15.pdf

...A. Diabetes. B. Hypertension. C. Otitis media. D. Asthma. E. Well-child examinations. Answer: All of the above conditions are near the top of the list for family medicine, but for the number one diagnosis, you’ll have to read on. Let’s take a look at five commonly reported...

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fpm20151100p10.pdf

...few months ago the focus was improving patient access, last month it was improving colon cancer screening rates, and now it is improving hypertension control. On top of this, it’s time to start working on the next meaningful use stage. You are feeling overwhelmed. What can be...

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fpm20160500p23.pdf

...Setting a goal, identifying the right patients, and implementing team care can help bring hypertension under control. Improving Blood Pressure Control With Strategic Workflows Arnold E. Cuenca, DO, CAQSM, FAAFP The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports...

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fpm20160700p9.pdf

...pressure in adults age 18 years and older; and intensive behavioral counseling to promote a healthy diet for adults with hyperlipidemia, hypertension, advancing age, and other known risk factors for cardiovas- cular and diet-related chronic disease. Counseling is cov- ered once...

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fpm20160900p52.pdf

...Instead of saying, This will treat your hypertension, say, Let’s try this for your high blood pressure. 2. Don’t judge. Instead of saying, Why aren’t you taking your metformin? say, I’m curious to know what happens when you take your metformin. 3. Be aware of costs. Most...

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fpm20170300p36.pdf

...those that affected management deci-sions at the current encounter are pertinent to medical decision-making (e.g., a patient’s controlled hypertension has little to no impact on treatment deci- sions if a patient presents with sore throat). You should be able to alter the...

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fpm20170500p12.pdf

...ers. However, risky alcohol use can lead to motor vehicle crashes, arrest, intimate partner violence, and medical prob- lems including hypertension, gastritis, liver disease, and cancer.3 Moreover, if a woman drinks while pregnant, the child may be born with a fetal alcohol spectrum...

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fpm20170500p5.pdf

...3. Bob is a 58-year-old African American man who presents for a physical with no complaints. He has well- controlled hypertension and hyperlipidemia. He had a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test in the past that was in the normal range, and his family history is negative for...

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fpm20170700p33-rt1.pdf

...help manage your performance on quality measures in MIPS, as well. Many quality measures relate to chronic conditions, such as diabetes, hypertension, major depressive disorder, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD), and heart failure. The following example allows for...

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fpm20170900p12.pdf

...groundwork for making a dif- ference in your patients’ lives. When you see Mrs. Jones, whom you have treated for hyperlipidemia and hypertension for the past five years, take a moment to realize that, if not for your treatment, she might have had a stroke or a heart attack. When you...

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fpm20170900p21.pdf

...safe housing. These social determi- nants of health can cause uncontrolled diabetes (if the patient has no way to refrigerate insulin), hypertension (if the patient cannot afford med- ications), and poor adherence to regular office visits (if the patient lacks transportation). Con-...

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fpm20170900p28.pdf

...can use remote monitoring to track patient weight for congestive heart failure, fast- ing glucose for diabetes, blood pressure for hypertension, and oxygen saturation for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Data can be incorporated directly into the patient portal and EHR...

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fpm20170900p34.pdf

...coding for hypertension and heart failure Q Should I assign separate ICD-10 codes for my patients who have both hypertension and heart failure, or should I default to code I11.0? A If your documentation supports that the heart fail-ure is not due to hypertension, report...

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fpm20190500p10-rt2.xls

...htn hypertension hx history ibs irritable bowel syndrome iceheat Put ice on the affected limb for 15 minutes every 1-2 hours as needed for pain and swelling. If this does not help then stop using ice. Use a heating pad on the affected limb for 20 minutes every 1-2 hours...

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From the Editor: Racism in Health Care: Creating a More Equitable Health Care Experience

...contract the disease.1 And we have long known about racial dis- parities in outcomes of chronic medical conditions such as diabetes and hypertension.2 We also have evidence that people of color are treated differently by medical pro- fessionals. For example, one study looked at...

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Gambling on the Transition From Fee-for-Service to Value-Based Care -- FPM

Oct 1, 2014 - Dedicating increasing amounts of income and personal time to lead and manage quality programs is not sustainable.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0900/p6.html

Getting Ready for ICD-10: How It Will Affect Your Documentation -- FPM

Dec 1, 2013 - Once you understand the basic structure of ICD-10, you'll be able to capture the details needed to assign a correct code.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2013/1100/p22.html

Going Solo: One Doc, One Room, One Year Later -- Family Practice Management

...- can achieve unprecedented results. Using a reg- istry has allowed me to do better than the JNC VI’s national best in the treatment of hypertension. More than 75 percent of my patients are treated to goal, and I am aiming for 90 percent. To accomplish this, each month I review...

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Going Solo: One Doc, One Room, One Year Later -- FPM

Mar 1, 2002 - This unorthodox practice, built on four ideal principles, is steadily proving itself a success.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0300/p25.html

Group Visits 101 -- FPM

May 1, 2003 - In addition to providing step-by-step instructions for launching group visits, the authors lay out the rationale for group visits and how to code for them.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0500/p66.html

Group Visits Hit the Road -- Family Practice Management

...the history of present illness (HPI) and the mini-assessments (or physical exams). The symptoms list on the form, which focused on hypertension and osteoarthritis, cor- responded to drop-down lists in our EMR. (See the form on the next page.) To find enough interested patients, I...

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Group Visits Hit the Road -- FPM

Sep 1, 2004 - By taking group visits to his elderly patients, this physician found a way to meet their needs and those of his practice - and have fun at the same time.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0900/p39.html

Health Coaching for Patients

...Mr. Olson has diabetes, hypertension and hyperlipidemia. Despite seeing Dr. James five times last year, he is confused about his six prescriptions. When he gave up eating candy, he thought that would solve some of his problems, so he stopped taking several medications. He uses his...

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Health Coaching for Patients With Chronic Illness -- FPM

Oct 1, 2010 - Does your practice give patients a fish or teach patients to fish?

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2010/0900/p24.html

Health Confidence: A Simple, Essential Measure for Patient Engagement and Better ...

Oct 1, 2014 - Asking patients this one question can lead to better outcomes.

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Helping Needy Patients Get Needed Medications -- FPM

Jun 1, 2005 - The article describes how one practice uses volunteers to implement its patient-assistance program, which helps needy patients receive free or discounted medicines from pharmaceutical companies.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0600/p56.html

How to Answer Your Clinical Questions More Efficiently -- Family Practice Management

...statCoder: Guidelines on hypertension (joint national Committee- 7), cholesterol (atP3), cardiac clearance and more ➤ http://www.statcoder.com/ united states Preventive services Task Force: interactive Preventive services selector ➤ http://198.76.191.14/ipss/ipss.htm...

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How to Answer Your Clinical Questions More Efficiently -- FPM

Aug 1, 2005 - Asking focused questions and knowing where to look can lead to quicker answers.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0700/p37.html

How to avoid Medicare annual wellness visit denials

Identifying whether to code for an Initial Preventive Physical Exam (aka the Welcome to Medicare visit), an Initial Medicare Annual Wellness Visit (AWV) or a Subsequent Medicare AWV can be tricky.

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

How to Be a Leader When You Are Not "the" Leader -- FPM

Dec 1, 2015 - You can grow your influence and help your organization succeed by applying this one leadership concept.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2015/1100/p10.html

How to Bill for Services Performed by Nonphysician Practitioners -- Family Practice ...

...(at a pre- vious visit) and initiates the plan of care that the NPP is carrying out. For example, the physician sees a patient with hypertension and asks the patient to follow up with the NPP. 2. The physician remains involved in the patient’s care and documents this involvement...

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How to Bill for Services Performed by Nonphysician Practitioners -- FPM

May 1, 2006 - Learning payers' rules will help you assess the value of hiring an NPP.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0500/p45.html

How to collect patient vitals for telehealth visits, including AWVs

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently clarified how physicians can collect biometric data for Medicare annual wellness visits from patients who are in their homes.

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

How to create simple annual visit plans for your patients

Family physicians often have to think through a patient's future care needs during a visit, which can hurt efficiency and allow things to go unaddressed. Creating annual visit plans with each patient may help.

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

How to Document and Code for Hypertensive Diseases in ICD-10 -- FPM

Apr 1, 2014 - This installment in FPM's ICD-10 series explains the guidelines for coding hypertension.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0300/p5.html

How to Document and Code Medicare Preventive Services -- FPM

Aug 1, 2016 - Think of this as your field guide to the rules surrounding Medicare preventive services.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0700/p9.html

How to document newly diagnosed hypertension

If a patient’s elevated blood pressure has developed into hypertension, your documentation should clearly describe the basis for the new diagnosis.

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

How to Find Clinical Information Quickly at the Point of Care -- FPM

Jun 1, 2008 - You have one minute to identify the first-line therapy for a pregnant patient with tuberculosis. How will you find the answer?

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0600/p23.html

How to Fix a Flawed Process: The Four Rules of Work Design -- FPM

Jun 1, 2008 - Developed by Toyota but applicable to medical practice, these rules can transform the way you work.

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How to Get All the 99214s You Deserve -- Family Practice Management

...exam but, rather, to your cognitive work. There is a difference in the way you think about the uncomplicated patient with well-controlled hypertension and the patient who requires frequent med- ication changes for a chronic condition and has additional medical problems. Likewise,...

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How to Get All the 99214s You Deserve -- FPM

Oct 1, 2003 - It’s easier than you might think to get what’s coming to you. [FPM Classics issue.]

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/1000/p31.html

How to Get All the 99214s You Deserve [2001] -- FPM

Oct 1, 2001 - It’s easier than you might think to get what’s coming to you.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/1000/p43.html

How to Get All the99214s You Deserve -- Family Practice Management

...For example, you’ll also meet the HPI require- ment when you see a patient with three or more chronic or inactive conditions (e.g., hypertension, diabetes and coronary artery disease) and document the status of each.2 Likewise, you will meet the ROS require- ments since you will...

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How to Help Your Low-Income Patients Get Prescription Drugs -- Family Practice Management

...you’re seeing most in your prac- tice. If, like most family doctors these days, you’re taking care of a lot of patients with diabetes or hypertension, pick a few medica- tions that you frequently prescribe. Eric Schneider, PharmD, the director of pharmacotherapy for Greenwood...

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How to Help Your Low-Income Patients Get Prescription Drugs -- FPM

Dec 1, 2002 - Accessing affordable medications can be a hassle. Here's how you and your patients can make the most of the available resources.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/1100/p51.html

How to Help Your Patients Choose Wisely -- FPM

Aug 1, 2015 - Steer patients away from inappropriate and overused procedures that can diminish health care.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2015/0700/p28.html

How to Integrate Clinical Pharmacists Into Primary Care

...your lunch break. She has diabetes that had been well controlled, but she missed her last scheduled visit for assessment of her diabetes, hypertension, and obesity. She described non-traumatic right shoulder pain after start- ing a new job that requires lifting heavy boxes. Exam...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0500/fpm20210500p12.pdf

How to Integrate Clinical Pharmacists Into Primary Care -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

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

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0500/p12.html

How to Use Group Visits to Manage Obesity

...to submit diagno- sis codes for any conditions that are exac- erbated by overweight and obesity, such as diabetes, metabolic syndrome, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, coronary artery disease, osteoarthritis, or obstructive sleep apnea.4 If the group visit includes services led by a...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0900/fpm20190900p20.pdf

How to Use Group Visits to Manage Obesity -- FPM

Oct 1, 2019 - Clinic and community resources combine to support patients in this unique group-visit model.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0900/p20.html

Hypertension Encounter Form

...Major risk factors (check if present) Target-organ damage (check if present) l Hypertension l Tobacco use l Obesity (BMI ≥ 30 kg per m2) l Physical inactivity l Dyslipidemia l Diabetes mellitus l Microalbuminuria or glomerular filtration rate < 60 mL per minute l Age > 55...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0300/fpm20040300p79-rt1.pdf

hypertension.pdf

...Hypertension encounter Form Patient’s name: Age: Weight: Height: BMI (over): History of present illness Major risk factors (check if present) Target-organ damage (check if present) l Hypertension l Tobacco use l Obesity (BMI ≥ 30 kg per m2) l Physical...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0900/hypertension.pdf

ICD-10 - HCC Coding Reference for Family Medicine

...Hypertension (HTN) HTN with congestive heart failure (CHF) I11.0 85 0.323 Isolated essential HTN has no HCC weight. Relationship must be explicitly documented.HTN + CKD stage 5/end stage renal disease (ESRD) I12.0 136 0.237 HTN + CHF + CKD stage 1-4 I13.0 85 0.323 HTN +...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0300/fpm20180300p26-rt1.pdf

ICD-10 Coding -- FPM Topic Collection

Jun 1, 2021 - ICD-10 coding requires significant changes in your documentation, workflow, and technology compared with ICD-9 coding. This topic collection features how-to articles from FPM's popular ICD-10 coding series. ICD-10 coding requires significant changes in your documentation, workflow, and ...

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ICD-10 coding for patients with hypertension and heart failure

Here’s how to code for heart failure when it is not caused by your patient’s hypertension.

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

ICD-10 Coding for the Undiagnosed Problem -- FPM

Jun 1, 2014 - To find the correct code for a symptom, sign, or test result, pay close attention to ICD-10's exclusion, code-first, and inclusion notes.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0500/p17.html

ICD-10 Simplifies Preventive Care Coding, Sort Of -- FPM

Aug 1, 2014 - FPM's ICD-10 coding series continues with a look at how to code immunizations, routine health exams, and common preventive screenings.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0700/oa1.html

ICD-10: Major Differences for Five Common Diagnoses -- FPM

Oct 1, 2015 - Test your knowledge of ICD-10 coding and documentation requirements for five diagnoses you're likely to encounter in family medicine.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2015/0900/p15.html

ICD-10: Our Newest Documentation Dilemma -- FPM

Oct 1, 2015 - Will ICD-10 become just another reason for insurers to deny payment?

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2015/0900/p7.html

ICD-10: What You Need to Know Now -- FPM

Apr 1, 2012 - The government is considering a delay, but that doesn't mean you should.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/0300/p29.html

ICD-10: What's the Point? -- FPM

Dec 1, 2013 - Yes, there is a point to ICD-10. But you may not like it.

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2013/1100/p4.html

ICD-9 Changes: It's Time to Tend to Your Superbill -- FPM

Sep 1, 2005 - You’ve got until Oct. 1 to weed out incorrect codes.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0900/p49.html

ICD-9 Changes: It’s Time to Tend to Your Superbill -- Family Practice Management

...Some codes will have their descriptors changed. Beginning Oct. 1, codes for hypertension will use the word kidney rather than renal and chronic kid- ney disease rather then renal failure. Code 728.87 will be Muscle weakness, generalized. Several sleep disturbance codes (780.5X)...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0900/fpm20050900p49.pdf

ICD-9 Codes for Family Medicine 2011-2012: The FPM Long List

...Elevated BP w/o hypertension 456.0 Esophageal varices w/ bleeding 456.1 Esophageal varices w/o bleeding ➤ 401.1 Hypertension, benign 401.0 Hypertension, malignant 405.11 Hypertension, renovascular, benign 405.01 Hypertension, renovascular, malignant ➤ 401.9 Hypertension, unspec....

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/icd9/icd9-long.pdf

ICD-9 Codes for Family Medicine 2011-2012: The FPM Short List

...Chronic ischemic heart disease, unspec. 459.9 Circulatory disorder, unspec. 426.9 Conduction disorder, unspec. ➤ 796.2 Elevated BP w/o hypertension 429.9 Heart disease, other, unspec. 428.40 Heart failure, combined, unspec. ➤ 428.0 Heart failure, congestive, unspec. 428.30 Heart...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/icd9/icd9-short.pdf

ICD-9 Update 2011: Approaching the Change to ICD-10 -- FPM

Oct 1, 2010 - It's that time again, but this ICD-9 update is almost the last.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2010/0900/p15.html

Implementing Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring in Primary Care Practice

...store, primary care clinicians still rely mostly on in-office BP readings for hypertension management. But office readings are often inaccurate for a variety of reasons, including white coat hypertension, time constraints, and problems with measuring devices or technique. Increasing...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0500/fpm20200500p19.pdf

Implementing Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring in Primary Care Practice -- FPM

Jun 1, 2020 - In-office blood pressure readings are often inaccurate or insufficient. Here’s a way to get a better picture of how your patients are doing and get paid for it.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0500/p19.html

Improve Your ICD-9 Coding Accuracy -- FPM

Aug 1, 1999 - Reviewing the fundamentals can strengthen your ICD-9 coding and streamline the reimbursement process.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0700/p27.html

Improve Your ICD-9 Coding With Voice-Recognition Macros -- FPM

Jun 1, 2006 - A voice-recognition system can automatically insert the correct ICD-9 codes into your dictated note.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0600/p39.html

Improve Your ICD-9 Cooding With Voice-Recognition Macros - Family Practice Management

...ICD-9 code number into your dictation. For example, you could program your system to insert Hypertension, benign (diagnosis code 401.1) whenever you speak the command hypertension. For more examples, see the table on page 40. The goal is to have your ICD-9 codes automatically...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0600/fpm20060600p39.pdf

Improving Anticoagulation Management at the Point of Care -- Family Practice Management

...Point-of-care antico- agulation assessment allows you to concur- rently address other factors that contribute to stroke risk (such as hypertension and hyperlipidemia). Billing tips Overseeing warfarin therapy in the office rather than the lab is the first step to receiv- ing...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0200/fpm20020200p35.pdf

Improving Anticoagulation Management at the Point of Care -- FPM

Feb 1, 2002 - Stop treating lab results. These easy-to-use devices return the focus of warfarin therapy to treating the patient.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0200/p35.html

Improving Blood Pressure Control With Strategic Workflows -- FPM

Jun 1, 2016 - Setting a goal, identifying the right patients, and implementing team care can help bring hypertension under control.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0500/p23.html

Improving Chronic Illness Care: Lessons Learned in a Private Practice -- FPM

Dec 1, 2005 - The chronic care model offers a proactive, organized approach that can improve outcomes and satisfaction, but no paradigm shift comes easy.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/1100/p50.html

Improving Office Practice: Working Smarter, Not Harder -- FPM

Dec 1, 2006 - Seemingly simple strategies can transform your practice.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/1100/p28.html

Improving Patient Communication in No Time -- FPM

May 1, 1999 - Here are quick ways to evaluate and refine your communication style to better suit your patients' needs.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0500/p23.html

Improving the Waiting Room Experience

...the live workshop and corresponding activities to help improve care among your patient panel with cardiometabolic conditions: diabetes, hypertension, and dyslipidemia. And meet all your Performance Improvement and KSA requirements. STEP 1: Assess your practice (course prep)....

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0100/fpm20200100p14.pdf

Is Your Diagnosis Coding Ready for Risk Adjustment

...kidney disease (CKD) is seen by his family physician for hypertension, which is not well controlled. The physician consid- ers and documents the CKD when selecting hypertension treatment, and should report hypertension first and CKD second. • A patient with multiple chronic...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0300/fpm20180300p21.pdf

Is Your Diagnosis Coding Ready for Risk Adjustment? -- FPM

Apr 1, 2018 - As payment models change, diagnosis coding is more important than ever. Here’s how to be sure your codes capture your patients’ severity of illness.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0300/p21.html

Is Your Medicare Payer Playing by the Rules?

...actually prevent the status of one to two chronic conditions from counting as a brief HPI. For example, if you state that the patient has hypertension that is well controlled with current medications, you have docu- mented a brief HPI in compliance with either definition - noting...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2010/0700/fpm20100700p27.pdf

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

Is Your Performance Data Online Yet? -- FPM

Jun 1, 1999 - This installment in an ongoing series of brief web-site reviews will describe a site that makes data about physician performance available to patients. The article will inform readers about what your patients can find out about you on the Web.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0600/p49.html

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