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Outpatient E/M Coding Simplified -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Feb 1, 2022 - Getting clear on the new coding rules can help you eliminate bloated documentation and improve reimbursement to reflect the value of your visits.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2022/0100/p26.html

Combining a Wellness Visit With a Problem-Oriented Visit: a Coding Guide -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Feb 1, 2022 - In the exam room, the distinction between one type of visit and another isn’t always clear. It’s important to know when - and how - you can bill for both.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2022/0100/p15.html

Key CPT and Medicare Changes for Family Medicine in 2022 -- FPM

Feb 1, 2022 - The 2022 updates don’t include massive E/M coding changes like last year, but several changes are much-needed and relevant to family physicians.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2022/0100/p9.html

Medicare 101: Navigating the Rules for Coverage and Benefits in Clinical Practice -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Feb 1, 2022 - From wellness visits to opting out, here are nine commonly asked questions about Medicare.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2022/0100/p21.html

E/M Coding Since the 2021 Changes: It Really Is Better -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Feb 1, 2022 - There’s more work to be done, but the new rules simplified documentation and coding criteria and should result in increased revenue.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2022/0100/p7.html

Coding & Documentation - Jan-Feb 2022 -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Feb 1, 2022 - Problem not addressed until follow-up visit | Incident-to annual wellness visits | Treating second-degree burns | Diagnosis codes for infant with problem ruled out during visit

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2022/0100/p32.html

Practice Pearls - Jan-Feb 2022 -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Feb 1, 2022 - Simplify documentation of history and physical exam for inpatient coding | Capture all of your time for outpatient E/M coding

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2022/0100/p33.html

The Vaccine Dilemma -- FPM

Feb 1, 2022 - In this short poem, a physician processes the dilemma of caring for patients who won’t take advice when it comes to vaccination.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2022/0100/oa1.html

Improving Time Management Through Modern-Day To-Do Lists -- FPM

Feb 1, 2022 - It’s not enough to be busy; so are the ants. The question is, what are we busy about? - Henry David Thoreau

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2022/0100/p5.html

Shouldn't Every Practice Be a "Concierge" Practice? -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Feb 1, 2022 - Providing excellent patient service isn't an add-on. It's what we're supposed to do.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2022/0100/p36.html

Thank You, FPM Peer Reviewers (2021) -- FPM

Feb 1, 2022 - A list of the FPM peer reviewers for 2021.

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2022/0100/p4.html

FPM Toolbox -- Forms, Checklists, and Surveys

Jan 11, 2022 - Download more than 200 free practice improvement tools - from coding cheat sheets to encounter forms to Medicare annual wellness visit resources.

Family Practice Management : FPM Toolbox

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/toolBox/viewToolBox.htm

FPM Toolbox -- Forms, Checklists, and Surveys

Jan 11, 2022 - Download more than 200 free practice improvement tools - from coding cheat sheets to encounter forms to Medicare annual wellness visit resources.

Family Practice Management : FPM Toolbox

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/toolBox/viewToolBox.htm?cmpid=_van_194

FPM Toolbox -- Forms, Checklists, and Surveys

Jan 11, 2022 - Download more than 200 free practice improvement tools - from coding cheat sheets to encounter forms to Medicare annual wellness visit resources.

Family Practice Management : FPM Toolbox

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/toolBox/viewToolBox.htm?cmpid=_van_686

FPM Toolbox -- Forms, Checklists, and Surveys

Jan 11, 2022 - Download more than 200 free practice improvement tools - from coding cheat sheets to encounter forms to Medicare annual wellness visit resources.

Family Practice Management : FPM Toolbox

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/toolBox/viewToolBox.htm?cmpid=_van_195

Coding and Documentation -- FPM Toolbox

Jan 11, 2022 - Download tools to help you understand coding and documentation requirements for new and established patient visits.

Family Practice Management : FPM Toolbox : Coding and Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/toolBox/viewToolType.htm?toolTypeId=6

Coding: CPT -- FPM Toolbox

Jan 11, 2022 - Download tools to help you optimize your coding of patient encounters.

Family Practice Management : FPM Toolbox : Coding: CPT

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/toolBox/viewToolType.htm?toolTypeId=4

FPM Past Issues 2022

FPM issues for the year 2022

Family Practice Management : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/issues/2022.html

Updated Medicare physician fee schedule conversion factor for 2022 nearly the same as 2021

A law recently passed by Congress wiped out most of a nearly 10% cut in Medicare payments that family physicians would have otherwise incurred in 2022.

Family Practice Management : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/updated_fee_schedule.html

More information on reporting codes for social determinants of health

The National Center for Health Statistics has clarified who can document and assign ICD-10 codes related to patients’ unmet social needs.

Family Practice Management : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/sdoh_coding_clarified.html

New modifier for audio-only telehealth in 2022

There has been no indication yet of how Medicare or other payers will handle the new modifier.

Family Practice Management : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/audio_telehealth_modifier.html

Major insurers changing telehealth billing requirement in 2022

Beginning Jan. 1, Anthem and UnitedHealthcare will require plans to use new place of service (POS) code 10 for telehealth provided in the patient’s home.

Family Practice Management : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/telehealth_pos_change.html

Clinicians not automatically included in MIPS exception must apply by year's end

Applications for extreme and uncontrollable circumstances exceptions for the 2021 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) performance year are due Dec. 31.

Family Practice Management : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/mips_application_deadline.html

Congress and President Biden intervene in Medicare payment cuts

With the passage of the new law, most 2022 Medicare payment allowances should remain similar to those in 2021.

Family Practice Management : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/medicare_cuts_changed.html

Top 10 articles of 2021

It was another tumultuous year in health care, but COVID-19 wasn’t the only topic on physicians’ reading lists. Here's what made FPM’s list of top 10 articles for 2021.

Family Practice Management : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/top_10_articles.html

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