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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...

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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...

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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 Sep-Oct 2020 Access the latest issue of FPM journal Read the Issue...

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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

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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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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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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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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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.

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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 Sep-Oct 2020 Access the latest issue of FPM journal Read the Issue FPM...

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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.

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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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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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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)....

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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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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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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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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

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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Spoofing Spurious Science -- FPM

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

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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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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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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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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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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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