Yes, we still use charge tickets / encounter forms / billing sheets (they are called so many different things).
Yes, we print diagnoses on them. This varies by clinic / specialty. We review and update/revise our encounter forms every six months.
We usually have room for about 100 lines on the page ... want to leave SOME blank space for diagnoses that aren't pre-printed, so probably only include about 85 dx.
My suggestion would be to run a report from your billing software to determine the frequency use of diagnosis codes.
For a family practioner, you might want to have different forms based on age of patient ... likely dx for babies will be much different than for adults.
(I am working in pediatric surgery, so I doubt my encounter form would be helpful for you, but if you want it I'll gladly fax it over to you.)
Hope that helps.
F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC
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