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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.

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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.

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Spoofing Spurious Science -- FPM

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

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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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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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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...

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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.

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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...

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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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...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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...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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Implementing Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring in Primary Care Practice, 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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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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...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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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...

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...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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...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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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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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 Copyright © 2018...

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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.

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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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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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Countdown to the E/M Coding Changes 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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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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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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