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What a Patient's Numbers Don't Tell -- FPM

Dec 1, 2010 - Sometimes, what matters most is how far a patient has come.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

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.

Family Practice Management : Articles

Eight Steps to a Chart Audit for Quality -- FPM

Aug 1, 2008 - A simple chart review can help your group answer the question on everyone's mind: How are we doing?

Family Practice Management : Articles

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.

Family Practice Management : Articles

What Should You Do When Your Patient Brings a List? -- FPM

Jun 1, 2009 - Follow these five steps if your patient unfurls a long list of issues to discuss at today's visit.

Family Practice Management : Articles

Level-II vs. Level-III Visits: Cracking the Codes -- FPM

Jan 1, 2007 - Once you learn the rules, choosing the right code is easier than you think.

Family Practice Management : Articles

Six Payment Opportunities You May Have Overlooked -- FPM

Dec 1, 2008 - The first step to improving your bottom line is to make sure you bill for the services you are already providing.

Family Practice Management : Articles

Practicing Excellence: Your Role in Practice Transformation -- FPM

Apr 1, 2009 - Physician leaders play a vital part in guiding the practice toward exceptional performance.

Family Practice Management : Articles

Coding & Documentation - Nov 2008 -- FPM

Dec 1, 2008 - ...diabetic checkup, which we billed using CPT code 99213 and ICD-9 code 250.02. A few hours later, this patient came in with a migraine and hypertension issues. Could we have reported code 99058 for the second visit? A Code 99058 is to be reported in addition to the code for an...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

The Art and Science of Clinical Decision Making -- FPM

May 1, 2008 - Thinking about how you make clinical decisions is the first step toward making better ones.

Family Practice Management : Articles

Coding "Routine" Office Visits: 99213 or 99214? -- FPM

Sep 1, 2005 - Before choosing 99213 for routine visits, consider whether your work qualifies for a 99214.

Family Practice Management : Articles

A Multiple-Service Rule for E/M Services -- FPM

Jun 1, 2008 - A simple rule change could improve access and quality of care while reducing inequities between compensation for E/M services and for procedures.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

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.

Family Practice Management : Articles

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?

Family Practice Management : Articles

Practice Pearls - Jun 2008 -- FPM

Jun 1, 2008 - or more of five specified chronic diseases (asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, congestive heart failure, diabetes and hypertension) are seen regularly at our practice, we use the reporting capabilities of our practice management system, AthenaNet...

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

Breaking Even on Four Visits Per Day -- FPM

Jun 1, 2007 - Spurning health plan contracts enabled this practice to dramatically reduce overhead and fees while improving access for the uninsured.

Family Practice Management : Articles

Practice Measurement: A New Approach for Demonstrating the Worth of Your Work -- FPM

Feb 1, 2008 - To obtain a true view of the quality of your practice, you must measure the patient's experience.

Family Practice Management : Articles

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.

Family Practice Management : Articles

Moving Beyond "Noncompliance" -- FPM

Oct 1, 2007 - When we focus on our own agenda rather than our patient's, we too can become noncompliant.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

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

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

Family Practice Management : Articles

Understanding When to Use Modifier -25 -- FPM

Oct 1, 2004 - A coding expert explains how and why modifier -25 can be used in family practice.

Family Practice Management : Articles

Letters - Jun 2007 -- FPM

Jun 1, 2007 - ...EHRs are often marketed as being simple and streamlined with structured templates for a variety of medical conditions (e.g., hypertension and diabetes). Ironically, with the exception of some acute visits, the typical office visit of a family physician is neither simple nor...

Family Practice Management : Letters

A Refresher on Medical Necessity -- FPM

Aug 1, 2006 - Reviewing the rules and examining your coding practices can decrease denials and help you get paid.

Family Practice Management : Articles

EHRs Fix Everything - and Nine Other Myths -- FPM

Mar 1, 2007 - Realistic expectations can help your conversion to electronic health records succeed.

Family Practice Management : Articles

Outpatient vs. Inpatient Treatment of Community-Acquired Pneumonia -- FPM

Apr 1, 2006 - Using a clinical prediction tool at the point of care will help you choose which course is best for your patient.

Family Practice Management : Articles

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