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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

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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

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...

Family Practice Management : Practice Diary

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

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

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

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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...

Family Practice Management : Letters

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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

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

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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

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 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.

Family Practice Management : Articles

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Practice Diary - Jan 2003 -- FPM

Jan 1, 2003 - ...my office with a new complaint. It wasn’t as though she didn’t have enough problems already – chronic atrial fibrillation, recalcitrant hypertension, type 2 diabetes, obesity and a history of congestive heart failure. Now she noticed her belly had swollen markedly during the past...

Family Practice Management : Practice Diary

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0100/p69.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

Coding & Documentation - Nov 2002 -- FPM

Dec 1, 2002 - ...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 checkup of her condition, you note that the patient is overdue for a screening pelvic and...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/1100/p30.html

New ICD-9 Codes Take Effect This Month -- FPM

Oct 1, 2002 - Our summary of the changes and updated coding tools will help you to code more accurately and efficiently.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/1000/p21.html

The Elephant in the Room -- FPM

Oct 1, 2002 - Complains that boutique medicine gets undeserved attention while truly important issues such as health care for all go undiscussed.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/1000/p15.html

Can We Avoid Errors in Family Practice? -- FPM

Aug 1, 2002 - FPM's medical editor writes about research to identify sources of error in family practice.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0700/p15.html

Practice Diary - Jul 2002 -- FPM

Aug 1, 2002 - ...that was it. Her office chart revealed her mother had died of emphysema at age 65 and her father of cirrhosis at age 44. She had neither hypertension nor diabetes, and her cholesterol was 187 with an HDL of 48. She had moderate COPD, a bipolar disorder and arthritis, but she had...

Family Practice Management : Practice Diary

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0700/p55.html

New Medicare Payment Opportunities -- FPM

Jun 1, 2002 - On April 1, 2002, ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) became a Medicare-covered service. Effective January 1, 2002, Congress extended Medicare coverage for MNT to beneficiaries with diabetes or a renal disease. The author explains how to take advantage of these new payment ...

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0600/p18.html

Letters - May 2002 -- FPM

May 1, 2002 - ...diagnoses, for example, in the case of a patient with chronic hypertension and diabetes who presents with a cough and whose subsequent X-ray indicates pneumonia. In the example given, would you report pneumonia, hypertension and diabetes? Obviously not at the initial visit if the...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0500/p17.html

Monitor - May 2002 -- FPM

May 1, 2002 - ...Hypertension and diabetes topped the list of the most commonly used diagnosis codes in family practice in 2000. The full list is shown below. Enlarge Family practice match numbers drop slightly; fill rate goes up Although the number of medical students matching with family practice...

Family Practice Management : News Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0500/p26.html

Letters - Apr 2002 -- FPM

Apr 1, 2002 - ...00–4084; October 2000; available online at rover.nhlbi.nih.gov/guidelines/obesity/practgde.htm). The same is not true for patients with hypertension, diabetes mellitus or most other chronic diseases. The article never advocated that physicians encourage patients not to lose weight...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0400/p15a.html

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.

Family Practice Management : Articles

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

Seven Tips to Improve Your ICD-9 Coding for Diagnostic Tests -- FPM

Feb 1, 2002 - The article explains recent instructions issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services that clarify current diagnosis coding guidelines for reporting diagnostic tests.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0200/p16.html

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