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Is Your Diagnosis Coding Ready for Risk Adjustment? -- FPM

Apr 1, 2018 - As payment models change, diagnosis coding is more important than ever. Here’s how to be sure your codes capture your patients’ severity of illness.

Family Practice Management : Articles

ICD-10: Our Newest Documentation Dilemma -- FPM

Oct 1, 2015 - Will ICD-10 become just another reason for insurers to deny payment?

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

Coding & Documentation - Jul-Aug 2015 -- FPM

Aug 1, 2015 - ...Coding for Hypertension: Painting a Picture of the Severity of Illness Take Charge of Coding: Don't Lose Income to Neglect Editor's Collections Billing & Claims Working With Insurers Getting Paid Coding & Documentation Related Topic Searches Billing and claims...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

E/M Coding and the Documentation Guidelines: Putting It All Together -- FPM

Oct 1, 2011 - It's time to test your E/M coding skills.

Family Practice Management : Articles

Gambling on the Transition From Fee-for-Service to Value-Based Care -- FPM

Oct 1, 2014 - Dedicating increasing amounts of income and personal time to lead and manage quality programs is not sustainable.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

Coding & Documentation - Nov-Dec 2011 -- FPM

Dec 1, 2011 - ...Coding for Hypertension: Painting a Picture of the Severity of Illness Four Medicare Myths Exposed Another Ounce of Prevention Editor's Collections Billing & Claims Medicare Medicare Annual Wellness Visits Getting Paid Coding & Documentation Related Topic...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

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

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

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

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

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.

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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

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.

Family Practice Management : Articles

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

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

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

Medicare Clarifies Preoperative Services Reimbursement Policy -- FPM

Sep 1, 2001 - The author explains instructions recently issue by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services about how to code for preoperative medical evaluations performed by family physicians at the request of surgeons outside the Medicare global surgical period.

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How to Get All the 99214s You Deserve [2001] -- FPM

Oct 1, 2001 - It’s easier than you might think to get what’s coming to you.

Family Practice Management : Articles

Big Business and Bad Medicine -- FPM

Jun 1, 1999 - Editorial arguing that efforts to make medicine into big business are doomed to failure because they are economically unsound and because medicine is an art, not a business, and an art that depends on the doctor being set apart as special, not shoved into a slot with other providers.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

Finding Success in a Capitated Environment -- FPM

Aug 1, 2000 - Success for this group means taking all the risk they can get, targeting chronic diseases and rewarding physicians for quality.

Family Practice Management : Articles

Monitor - Sep 2000 -- FPM

Sep 1, 2000 - ...would categorize physicians as platinum, gold or silver based on clinical outcomes for 10 conditions, including diabetes, depression, hypertension and chest pain. Becky Cherney, president and chief operating officer of the coalition, said that under the plan, reimbursement rates...

Family Practice Management : News Briefs

Practice Diary - Oct 2000 -- FPM

Oct 1, 2000 - ...I would have predicted to call with that complaint. She was only 45 years old, and her sole risk factors for heart disease were mild hypertension adequately controlled with atenolol and an LDL of 145. Does it feel like pressure? I asked. No, she said. Does it radiate? No. Does...

Family Practice Management : Practice Diary

Panning for Gold: How to Find Money in Your Practice -- FPM

Dec 1, 2000 - Here are some tips for cutting your expenses and increasing your revenue - without losing staff.

Family Practice Management : Articles

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