Feb 1st, 2013
Create a schedule model that fulfills patient scheduling needs, reduces no-shows, improves front staff workload, and allows provider flexibility. By David J. Moore, MD, MS Thinking from the health care administrator’s perspective, wouldn’t it be nice if a patient scheduling model and throughput existed that could: Fill available schedule blocks; Decrease no-show rates; Reduce appointment ...
In Billing
Mar 29th, 2012
Medical practices of one or two physicians are the fastest growing adopters of electronic health records (EHRs), according to an ongoing study. More Solo Practices Embrace EHRs was last modified: January 17th, 2015 by admin aapc...
Jan 1st, 2011
By Sarah Todt, RN, CPC, CEDC Determining MDM using the 1995 Documentation Guidelines for Evaluation and Management Services and directions from CPT® Evaluation and Management (E/M) Services Guidelines poses unique challenges when coding emergency medicine E/M services. The three key components used in the emergency department (ED) for assigning E/M services include: history, exam, and ...
In Coding
Feb 1st, 2010
When time captures reimbursement, every minute counts. By G. John Verhovshek, MA, CPC As CPT® evaluation and management (E/M) service guidelines explain, “When counseling and/or coordination of care dominates … the physician/patient and/or family encounter … time may be considered the key or controlling factor to qualify for a particular level of E/M services.” Specifically, ...