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Cashing in on House Calls -- FPM

Feb 1, 2006 - A cash-only, house call practice enabled this physician to earn more while spending less.

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Coding & Documentation - Sep 2005 -- FPM

Sep 1, 2005 - ...Hypertension management Coding a B12 injection Biofeedback training House visits to hospice patients Billing for initial hospital care Coding a newborn office visit Hypertension management Q I recently saw an asymptomatic patient in the clinic for hypertension management. His blood...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0900/p26.html

Letters - Mar 2006 -- FPM

Mar 1, 2006 - ...Almost all of this was quickly paid by my insurance carrier. Now, consider the care I provide an adult male patient who suffers from hypertension, diabetes, coronary artery disease and dyslipidemia. During the course of a year, I could see the patient four or five times for extended...

Family Practice Management : Letters

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Letters - Feb 2006 -- FPM

Feb 1, 2006 - ...Coding for Hypertension: Painting a Picture of the Severity of Illness Editor's Collections Documentation Guidelines Related Topic Searches Documentation, general Software MOST RECENT ISSUE Nov-Dec 2020 Access the latest issue of FPM journal Read the Issue...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0200/p16b.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.

Family Practice Management : Articles

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

Make Medical Notes Better and Faster With Macros -- FPM

Sep 1, 2005 - You can use your word processing program to create notes almost instantly - even if you’re not a great typist.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0900/p42.html

Overcoming Compassion Fatigue -- FPM

Apr 1, 2000 - When practicing medicine feels more like labor than a labor of love, take steps to heal the healer.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2000/0400/p39.html

Reliability Science: Reducing the Error Rate in Your Practice -- FPM

Oct 1, 2005 - These seven principles can help ensure that your patients receive the right care at the right time every time.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/1000/p59.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

A Systematic Approach to Managing Warfarin Doses -- FPM

May 1, 2005 - The article offers a systematic approach for the management of anticoagulation and adjustment of warfarin doses.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0500/p77.html

Letters - Jul 2005 -- FPM

Aug 1, 2005 - ...Coding for Hypertension: Painting a Picture of the Severity of Illness Editor's Collections Documentation Guidelines Related Topic Searches Documentation, general MOST RECENT ISSUE Nov-Dec 2020 Access the latest issue of FPM journal Read the Issue FPM...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0700/p14c.html

A Tool for Evaluating Patients with a Knee Injury -- FPM

Mar 1, 2005 - The article is part of the Point-of-Care Guides series and provides an evidence-based encounter form for use with patients who present with knee injury.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0300/p67.html

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.

Family Practice Management : Articles

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

Monitor - Jun 2005 -- FPM

Jun 1, 2005 - ...56 percent find it difficult or impossible to generate a list of patients by diagnosis or health risk (e.g., those with diabetes or hypertension); 18 percent have data on their patients' outcomes (e.g., the percentage of patients with diabetes who have good glycemic control)....

Family Practice Management : News Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0600/p30.html

How to Code for Observation Services -- FPM

Feb 1, 2004 - The author provides tips for coding and billing for complicated observation services, such as when an observation stay lasts more than one day or changes to inpatient status.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0200/p23.html

Are You Ready for Maintenance of Certification? -- FPM

Jan 1, 2005 - The new board recertification process has garnered mixed reviews from family physicians. Find out how it will impact you.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0100/p42.html

New Year, New Medicare Benefits -- FPM

Feb 1, 2005 - The article explains what physicians need to know to get paid for providing a physical for all patients new to the Medicare program.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0200/p15.html

Practice Diary - Feb 2005 -- FPM

Feb 1, 2005 - ...I would have leapt to, especially after she denied chest pain or pressure, diaphoresis and shortness of breath, but she did have hypertension and took a statin. She also had a history of severe reflux disease and took a proton pump inhibitor daily. On examination, her belly was...

Family Practice Management : Practice Diary

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0200/p68.html

Estimating the Risks of Coronary Angioplasty -- FPM

Dec 1, 2004 - The article presents an evidence-based approach to estimating the likelihood of in-hospital complications in a patient undergoing coronary angioplasty.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/1100/p71.html

A Tool For Evaluating Patients With Cold Symptoms -- FPM

Oct 1, 2004 - The article describes an encounter form that can improve documentation of visits for patients with cold symptoms and reduce the amount of time spent documenting, which sometimes can take longer than the visit itself.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/1000/p53.html

Spoofing Spurious Science -- FPM

Dec 1, 2004 - A send-up of retrospective studies.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/1100/p15.html

Coding & Documentation - Apr 2004 -- FPM

Apr 1, 2004 - ...if a physician tells a patient with hypertension to return to the office every six months for a blood-pressure check, 99211 should be used because the blood-pressure check is medically necessary to evaluate and manage the patient’s hypertension. On the other hand, if every patient...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0400/p23.html

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.

Family Practice Management : Articles

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

Asthma Days: An Approach to Planned Asthma Care for Family Physicians -- FPM

Oct 1, 2004 - Find out how one practice has improved care and outcomes for its asthma patients and increased practice revenue at the same time.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/1000/p43.html

Practice Diary - Oct 2004 -- FPM

Oct 1, 2004 - ...medication, to go on yet another pill? Truth be told, John cut all the pills I prescribed in half, and he rationalized everything. His hypertension was strictly white coat, his hypercholesterolemia was of minor import because of a negative heart scan five years ago, and his obesity...

Family Practice Management : Practice Diary

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/1000/p57.html

Billing for Your Work With Surgeons -- FPM

Aug 1, 2004 - Coding and billing for services when a patient is undergoing surgery and is also under the care of a surgeon can be challenging for family physicians; the author explains how to do it right.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0700/p16.html

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.

Family Practice Management : Articles

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

Monitor - Jun 2004 -- FPM

Jun 1, 2004 - ...Those with hypertension received less than 65 percent of recommended care. Those with colorectal cancer received 54 percent of recommended care, but only 38 percent of adults were screened for colorectal cancer. Those with diabetes received 45 percent of recommended care. Those with...

Family Practice Management : News Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0600/p27.html

Acute Otitis Media in Children -- FPM

Jun 1, 2004 - The article presents an evidence-based approach to diagnosing and treating otitis media and provides an encounter form.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0600/p52.html

Fighting for Hospital Privileges -- FPM

Mar 1, 2004 - When faced with a privileging conflict, don’t panic. Follow these tips for a well-fought battle.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0300/p69.html

Making Evidence-Based Medicine Doable in Everyday Practice -- FPM

Feb 1, 2004 - Finding the evidence you need is getting easier than you ever thought possible.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0200/p51.html

Recommendations for the Future of Family Medicine -- FPM

Apr 1, 2004 - Where do you begin the enormous task of retooling family medicine and reforming health care? Family medicine’s leaders offer a road map.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0400/p34.html

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.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0100/p29.html

Using a Tracking Book for Unresolved Issues -- FPM

Apr 1, 2004 - The article outlines a tracking system physicians can use to log problematic patient issues requiring follow-up.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0400/p56.html

Communicating With Your Patients Online -- FPM

Mar 1, 2004 - This is the first in a two-part series that reviews what the current options are for online communication with patients, how to integrate online communication with patients into a busy practice, and what the relevant guidelines are for privacy and financial success.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0300/p93.html

Ask FPM - Mar 2004 -- FPM

Mar 1, 2004 - ...of topics. These can focus on prevention, nutrition, exercise, smoking cessation or common conditions such as asthma, diabetes and hypertension. Some practices have a TV nook where educational videos are available for patients to choose to view. Nature programs, music and art videos...

Family Practice Management : Q&As

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0300/p86.html

The Integrated Summary: A Documentation Tool to Improve Patient Care -- FPM

Apr 1, 2003 - This easy-to-use template enables you to see the full context of a patient’s health on a single page.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0400/p33.html

Weighing the Risks and Benefits of Clinical Interventions -- FPM

Jan 1, 2004 - The article discusses the importance of engaging patients in cost-benefit discussions before deciding on their care plan. It also introduces several risk calculators (both paper and online versions) that physicians should become familiar with.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0100/p53.html

Coding & Documentation - Nov 2003 -- FPM

Dec 1, 2003 - ...for hip surgery and, subsequent to the surgery, asks you for your opinion and advice regarding evaluation and/or management of the hypertension the patient is having in the hospital, you may code that service as a consultation, provided that you document the request and any services...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/1100/p19.html

Letters - Jan 2004 -- FPM

Jan 1, 2004 - ...Coding for Hypertension: Painting a Picture of the Severity of Illness Editor's Collections Documentation Guidelines Related Topic Searches Documentation, general MOST RECENT ISSUE Nov-Dec 2020 Access the latest issue of FPM journal Read the Issue FPM...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0100/p14h.html

Two Tried-and-True Documentation Tools -- FPM

Oct 1, 2003 - They don’t just help you code better. They also help make the documentation guidelines less annoying.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/1000/p51.html

Coding & Documentation - Oct 2003 -- FPM

Oct 1, 2003 - ...and separately identifiable from the G0101 service. An example would be if an established Medicare patient with chronic essential hypertension on a multiple-drug regimen presents for a periodic check-up of her condition, you note that the patient is overdue for a screening pelvic...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/1000/p16.html

Rediscovering the Joy of Family Practice -- FPM

Oct 1, 2003 - Developing a strong inner world helps us gain a new enthusiasm for our work, which in turn makes us better physicians.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/1000/p57.html

Coding & Documentation - Sep 2003 -- FPM

Sep 1, 2003 - ...the patient’s fitness for surgery, especially if the patient has chronic or comorbid conditions that may be relevant (e.g., diabetes, hypertension). If the family physician documents the surgeon’s request, the resulting advice and any services ordered or performed and then provides...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

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

Monitor - Sep 2003 -- FPM

Sep 1, 2003 - ...receiving recommended care for senile cataracts to a low of 10.5 percent receiving recommended care for alcohol dependence. Recommended hypertension care was provided 64.7 percent of the time. Recommended diabetes care was provided 45.4 percent of the time. Only 24 percent of...

Family Practice Management : News Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0900/p29.html

Coding & Documentation - Jul 2003 -- FPM

Aug 1, 2003 - ...services codes (99201–99215). For example, if a surgeon calls you in to evaluate and manage pre-existing medical conditions (e.g., hypertension and diabetes) for which you have previously seen the patient, an established patient office or other outpatient services code (99211–99215)...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0700/p25.html

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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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0300/fpm20140300p5.pdf

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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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0900/fpm20140900p23.pdf

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

Coding Hypertensive Diseases Under ICD-10

...Codes for Primary Hypertension Hypertension Heart disease Heart failure* Kidney disease** ICD-10 code Yes No No No I10, Essential (primary) hypertension. Yes Yes No No I11.9, Hypertensive heart disease without heart failure. Yes Yes Yes* No I11.0, Hypertensive...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0300/fpm20140300p5-rt1.pdf

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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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2015/0900/fpm20150900p15.pdf

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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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0300/fpm20140300p10.pdf

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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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0500/fpm20160500p23.pdf

Coding & Documentation - Feb 2003 -- FPM

Feb 1, 2003 - ...In the documentation guidelines, what constitutes status of a chronic disease, and how should it be documented (e.g., pt has diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, or pt has well-controlled dm on X with glucoses X, etc. )? A The documentation guidelines don’t address your point...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0200/p23.html

Coding "Routine" Office visits: 99213 or 99214? -- Family Practice Management

...hypertension to the clinical scenario, the calculation of the medical decision making changes. In this case, you would garner three problem points (two points for the established, worsening problem of osteoarthritis and one point for the estab- lished, stable problem of...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0900/fpm20050900p52.pdf

Diagnosis Coding for Value-Based Payment: A Quick Reference Tool

...status of the condition and plans for addressing it. Many common chronic conditions, such as Mr. White’s hypothy- roidism and essential hypertension, do not correspond to HCCs. ➤ © S E R G E B LO C H CME Downloaded from www.aafp.org/fpm. Copyright © 2018...

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

Practice Diary - May 2003 -- FPM

May 1, 2003 - ...personal physician, had a blood-pressure reading of 210/120. Has anyone ever told you that you have severe hypertension? I asked him. They always said it was white-coat hypertension, Mark said. In case you haven’t noticed, Mark, I don’t wear a white coat. Insurance companies like...

Family Practice Management : Practice Diary

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0500/p71.html

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

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.

Family Practice Management : Articles

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

Practice Diary - Jun 2003 -- FPM

Jun 1, 2003 - ...for vomiting when I noted that his creatinine had risen from a baseline of 1.5 to 2.4. Earl was a 78-year-old man with diabetes and mild hypertension and was on two potentially nephrotoxic drugs, Glucophage and Zestril. The ER doctor had told him to stop the Glucophage. Two weeks...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0600/p62.html

Countdown to the E/M Coding Changes

...how stable the chronic problems are. Stable chronic illnesses could include hypertension, diabetes mellitus, or benign prostatic hyperplasia. But for coding purposes, patients with poorly controlled hypertension whose blood pressure is not at goal, or patients with diabetes whose...

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

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

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

Letters - May 2003 -- FPM

May 1, 2003 - ...Coding for Hypertension: Painting a Picture of the Severity of Illness Editor's Collections Documentation Guidelines Related Topic Searches Documentation, general Maternity care MOST RECENT ISSUE Nov-Dec 2020 Access the latest issue of FPM journal Read the...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0500/p12a.html

Evidence-Based-Medicine Tools for Your Palm-Top Computer -- FPM

May 1, 2003 - The author evaluates a list of evidence-based resources for the personal digital assistant and offers tips for better utilization of these resources at the point of care.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0500/p73.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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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0900/fpm20040900p39.pdf

Are You Ready for Maintenance of Certification? -- Family Practice Management

...ment modules to improve their knowledge of common medical problems. (See the example above.) The first two modules address diabe- tes and hypertension, and new topics will be added each year. The ABFP will be develop- ing specifications for the self-assessment mod- ules so that...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0100/fpm20050100p42.pdf

Coding and Documentation

...ICD-10 CODING FOR HYPERTENSION AND DIABETES Q Which ICD-10 codes should I report for a patient who has both hyper- tension and Type 2 diabetes? A Report code I10 for hypertension and the appropriate E11.- code for Type 2 diabetes with any documented manifestations. If a causal...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0500/fpm20180500p33.pdf

Escaping the Tyranny of the Urgent by Delivering Planned Care -- Family Practice ...

...it barely merits description: A patient with uncontrolled hypertension scheduled for a 15-minute follow-up visit complains of an upper respiratory infection, so you treat the URI and then quickly adjust the patient’s hypertension meds and exhort the patient one more time to please...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0500/fpm20060500p37.pdf

fpm20080200p19.pdf

...Consider current guidelines for hypertension, choles- terol and diabetes. (You can view abbreviated guidelines for each of these conditions from the online version of this article at http://www.aafp.org/fpm/20080200/ 19prac.html.) Guidelines are valuable tools in the diag- nosis and...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0200/fpm20080200p19.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

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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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/0900/fpm20170900p34.pdf

The Challenge of Urban Family Medicine -- FPM

Apr 1, 2003 - Traditional medical training reflects a somewhat diverse population but, on average, does not expose students to the harsh realities of urban environments. After an eye-opening move to an urban practice, the author discovered that she had to be more than just a doctor to her patients.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0400/p18.html

The Integrated Summary: A Documentation Tool to Improve Patient Care -- Family Practice...

...with each visit. The right side captures six visits’ worth of key data per page. This might span six weeks in a patient with severe hypertension whose med- ication is being aggressively titrated or six years in a healthy patient getting yearly mammo- grams. When the right side...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0400/fpm20030400p33.pdf

Two Tried-and-True Tools for E/M Documentation -- Family Practice Management

...month F/U for evaluation and manage- ment of his NIDDM, hypertension and OA. No new complaints. He denies headache, visual changes, chest pain, SOB or extremity numbness. No increased joint pain. Dietary compliance good, and his BP and home glucose monitoring records indicate...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/1000/fpm20031000p51.pdf

Making Sense of Preventive Medicine Coding -- Family Practice Management

...new complaints (e.g., chest pain or irregular bleeding) and, in some instanc- es, a new or established chronic condition (e.g., hypertension or type-II diabetes), the visit becomes a combination of preven- tive and problem-oriented care. As long as the problem-oriented service is...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0400/fpm20040400p49.pdf

Thinking on Paper: Documenting Decision Making

...one stable chronic illness (e.g., well-controlled hypertension or non-insulin-dependent diabetes, cataract, BPh) Acute uncomplicated illness or injury (e.g., cystitis, allergic rhinitis, simple sprain) Physiologic tests not under stress (e.g., pulmonary function tests)...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2010/0700/fpm20100700p10.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

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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Ten EHR Strategies for Efficient Documentation

...Essential hypertension 2. Document the acute problems using short phrases. Chief complaint: 56 yo female presents for knee pain Subjective: medial R knee pain for 3 mos; worse for 4 wks; no known injury but started running 4 mos ago; no redness; no fever; minimal...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0700/fpm20200700p5.pdf

"You Should See My Doctor": Cost-Effective Marketing Ideas for Your Practice -- Family ...

...HbA1c rate for your patients with diabetes. Outline your care-process models (a.k.a. critical pathways or protocols) for asth- ma, hypertension and hypercholesterolemia. Highlight your low waiting times in the office, short waits for preventive health visits or after- hours access....

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0100/fpm20020100p33.pdf

fpm20060400p47-rt1.xls

...140 90 23-Nov-05 HTN, obesity Baker, John M 10/05/70 222-22-2222 Ortiz 5.7 24-Feb-06 12-Dec-05 24-Feb-06 24-Feb-06 90 24-Feb-06 110 75 12-Dec-05 Brown, Jane F 02/22/63 333-33-3333 Ortiz 6.3 23-Jan-06 24-Jul-05 23-Jan-06 23-Jan-06 103 23-Jan-06 105 85 23-Jan-06 HTN,...

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Can Your Patients Afford the Medications You Prescribe? -- Family Practice Management

...than 15 years. You’ve been treating her hypertension and type-2 diabetes for most of that time. Until recently, she was able to control both with some of the newer medica- tions for these diseases. Over the past year, however, both her hypertension and diabetes have been sliding out...

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fpm20080200p19-rt1.pdf

...HYPERTENSION [Paraphrased from Chobanian AV, Bakris GL, Black HR, et al. Seventh report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation and Treatment of High Blood Pressure. Hypertension. 2003;42(6):1206-1252.] Educate patient regarding disease. Rule out...

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Microsoft Word - 0117226-1019454-pi.doc

...NQF 0013 Title: Hypertension: Blood Pressure Measurement Description: Percentage of patient visits for patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of hypertension who have been seen for at least 2 office visits, with blood pressure (BP) recorded. AMA-PCPI Contact...

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Documentation Elements for Common Diagnoses

...Essential hypertension I10 n/a Hypertensive heart disease* I11.- With or without heart failure** Hypertensive chronic kidney disease I12.- With stage 5 chronic kidney disease or end stage renal disease With stage 1 through stage 4 chronic kidney disease, or...

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The Nurse Closer: Using Nonclinician Staff to Make Patient Visits More Efficient

...that these rates showed significant improvement. For hypertension control, which declined, we established new clini- cal follow-up parameters to address the problem more aggressively. During the sub- sequent quarter, the hypertension control rate rose from 69 percent to 77 percent....

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6 Easy Steps to Low-Cost Electronic Medical Record -- Family Practice Management

...htn HYPERTENSION di DIABETES iddm INSULIN DEPENDENT DIABETES MELLITUS ms MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS bom BILATERAL OTITIS MEDIA narc CHRONIC PAIN SYNDROME, NARCOTIC DEPENDENCY mig MIGRAINE HEADACHE Instruction code Linked AutoText rice rest, ice, elastic compression...

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fpm20030200p43-rt1.xls

...Percentage of hypertension patients with BP at 135/85 or better. Goal: 80% 32 29 33 56 55 60 54 58 62 61 65 65 Preventive Care Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Percentage of women age 18-65 who have had a Pap smear in the last two years. Goal: 90% 45 49 53...

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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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Making Evidence-Based Medicine Doable in Everyday Practice -- Family Practice Management

...he found that roughly 90 percent of visits dealt with 26 common conditions, includ- ing depression, low-back pain, headache, asthma and hypertension. 5. Use evidence-based clinical guide- lines - and ignore the rest. Until a few years ago, clinical guidelines were mostly junk,...

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Reliability Science: Reducing the Error Rate in Your Practice -- Family Practice ...

...guidelines for the treatment of hypertension (such as those from the Sev- enth Report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation and Treatment of High Blood Pressure; http:// www.nhlbi.nih.gov/guidelines/hypertension/ jnc7card.htm) and translate them into...

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mproving Chronic Illness Care: Lessons Learned in a Private Practice -- Family Practice...

...into our chronic care improvement project, our group reluctantly agreed to initiate a series of group sessions with patients who have hypertension and dia- betes. Our nurse practitioner CDE and physi- cian champion will lead these groups. If these sessions are successful, they will...

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fpm20060200p34-rt1.pdf

...HPI: 63-year-old male with hypertension. Blood pressure has been controlled. Denies headache. His emphysema is stable, but he does get mildly short of breath with activity. His hypothyroidism is now stable. Recent thyroid stimulating hormone testing was normal. PH: Not smoking....

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Coding Level-IV Visits Without Fear -- Family Practice Management

...HPI: 63-year-old male with hypertension. Blood pressure has been controlled. Denies headache. His emphysema is stable, but he does get mildly short of breath with activity. His hypothyroidism is now stable. Recent thyroid stimulating hormone testing was normal. PH: Not smoking....

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Outpatient vs. Inpatient Treatment of Community-Acquired Pneumonia -- Family Practice ...

...A62-year-old man presents to you with cough, fever and chills, which he has had for threedays. He has well-controlled hypertension and diabetes but is otherwise healthy. His respiratory rate is 24 breaths per minute, and his blood pressure and pulse are in the normal range. He has...

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fpm20080500p31.pdf

...Like the female patient, he also has some changes in his life. He recently became a grandfather. His past medical history is notable for hypertension and hyperlipidemia. He notices the chest pain most when he’s going to the park with his new grandchild. Now we’re almost certainly...

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fpm20081100p17.pdf

...Example 2: A patient comes in for fol- low-up of her insulin-dependent diabetes, hypertension and obesity. At the visit, she complains of vision difficulties and occasional shortness of breath. Her blood sugar and blood pressure recordings from home indicate less than adequate...

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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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fpm20110700p15.pdf

...Following this structure, a note for a con- firmed diagnosis might look like this: • Hypertension: Established, uncontrolled by home blood pressure (BP) log; systolic BP in 150s. Treatment goal: systolic BP in 130s. Complete chemistry panel/lipids/urinalysis in one week....

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