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    Analysis of the 2010 CPT Code Changes
    By Kathy Lindstrom, RHIT - Posted on 12 December 2009

    Winter is here, and along with the change in the weather comes the annual change to CPT codes.

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    Final Rule Released - CMS Cuts Consult Codes for 2010
    By Leslie Johnson - Posted on 03 November 2009

    CMS ANNOUNCES PAYMENT, POLICY CHANGES FOR PHYSICIANS' SERVICES TO MEDICARE BENEFICIARIES IN 2010

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    94/95 Documentation Guidelines
    By Shirley Moy - Posted on 11 November 2009

    HPI - Can 'chronic or inactive conditions' be used to determine the level of the History of Present Illness (HPI) when using 94/95 Documentation Guidelines, as well as the '97 Documentation Guidelines?

    Find out what the experts are saying!

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    Coding Questions?
    By Bill Dacey, CPC, MBA, MHA - Posted on 01 October 2009

    Answers to real-life questions regarding vaccine counseling, new or established patients, and coding for coordinating care.

    This article originally appeared in the October 2009 issue of Physicians Practice.

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    Top-7 Ways to Smooth Out Wrinkles in Your Observation Coding
    By Caral Edelberg, CPC, CCS-P, CHC - Posted on 01 October 2009

    Even though you know the general rules for reporting observation services in the ED, certain coding mistakes show up more often than you think. Make sure your practice isn't falling prey to observation mishaps!

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    2010 CPT Code Changes

    Guidelines

    Evaluation & Management Services Guide (CMS-July 2009)
    1997 E/M Documentation Guidelines
    1995 E/M Documentation Guidelines
    E/M Pocket Guide (Trailblazer Health: 2008)

    History Documentation

    Documenting a History (Tulane University Medical Group)
    Highmark Medicare Services HPI Elements (Reviewed 05/13/08)

    FAQ

    Highmark Medicare Services FAQ (Reviewed 2/13/2008)
    Wisconsin Medical Society FAQ (2008)
    Medicare Physician Guide (CMS-July 2007)
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