Nov 1st, 2012
By Stephen C. Spain, MD, FAAFP, CPC Angela “Annie” Boynton, BS, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-P, CPC-I, RHIT, CCS, CCS-P, CPhT Editor’s note: Health care reform brings a number of new concepts to coding, billing, compliance, and practice management. The most far reaching—especially from an organizational point of view—are accountable care organizations (ACOs). Below is the first ...
In Coding
Apr 15th, 2011
The American Academy of Family Practice (AAFP) has created a new resource to help family physicians understand how they can earn a 1 percent incentive payment for electronic prescribing (e-Rx) in 2011 and avoid a 1 percent penalty in 2012. The three-page document lists three ways physicians can earn the e-Rx incentive, and four ways physicians ...
Apr 1st, 2010
By Lisa Jensen, MHBL, FACMPE, CPC Each year, a team of top disease experts and practice physicians work together to decide what changes will be made to the childhood immunization schedule, which helps protect U.S. children and adults from diseases. The schedule (www.cdc.gov/vaccines/recs/schedules/child-schedule.htm#printable) is evaluated based on the most recent scientific data available. Changes...
In CMS
Jan 29th, 2010
The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) believes the proposed Meaningful Use rules will be hard on small- and medium-sized practices, and wants changes made. Family Practice Says “Meaningful Use” Will Be Tough was last modified: July 5th, 2011 by admin aapc...
In Coding
Jan 29th, 2010
The Adult Immunization Schedule for 2010, approved by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), includes several changes. ACIP Approves 2010 Adult Immunization Schedule was last modified: July 5th, 2011 by admin aapc...