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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

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/1000/p21.html

Can Your Patients Afford the Medications You Prescribe? -- FPM

Apr 1, 2006 - Patient adherence may depend on the answer to this question, so it must be asked.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0400/p67.html

What Do Retail Clinics Mean for Family Medicine? -- FPM

May 1, 2006 - Whatever we do in response to the advent of retail clinics, it seems that they have a place in health care as long as they are able to improve access, decrease costs and improve quality.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0500/p19.html

Making Sense of Preventive Medicine Coding -- FPM

Apr 1, 2004 - Find out how to properly code and bill for the preventive services you provide.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0400/p49.html

Cashing in on House Calls -- FPM

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

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0200/p67.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

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0300/p23a.html

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

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.

Family Practice Management : Articles

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

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

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.

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

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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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Family Practice Management : Articles

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

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

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

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.

Family Practice Management : Articles

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

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

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 "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

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

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

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

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.

Family Practice Management : Articles

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

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