Procedural coding is a fact of life in any medical practice. How well you understand the codes and select the right ones when coding patient visits can have a significant impact on the efficiency and profitability of your practice.
Coding expert Jim Meeks, PA-C, provides monthly highlights from his national workshops for the readers of APCToday.com.
Jim is a nationally recognized educator and lecturer on evaluation and management coding and other professional topics. He serves as the chair of the Reimbursement Committees for the Association of Family Practice Physician Assistants and the Utah Academy of Physician Assistants. With more than 15 years of experience as an active healthcare provider working in family practice, urology, and emergency medicine, Jim's background also includes work as a practice manager and practice consultant. For more information, visit his Web site, Medical Professional Education Consultation Services, www.mpecs.org.
#1 - Three tips for better coding
#2 - Clinician, audit thyself
#3 - Compliance Planning
#4 - What makes a good medical record?
#5 - Asset or Liability?
#6 - What do we mean by 'new'patient?
#7 - Medical records: Don’t forget the BASICS
#8 - Medical records: The BASICS, Part 2
#9 - Medical records: The BASICS, Part 3
#10 - Do I code this as a 99212 or a 99213 visit?
#11 - When you can’t keep it simple
#12 - Time: A misused entity
#13 - Documentation: Some providers just don’t get it
#14 - A new year, a new coding book