E&M guidelines

News and Analysis (July/August 1998)

Author: 
Lawrence R. Huntoon, MD, PhD
Article Type: 
News and Analysis
Issue: 
July/August 1998
Volume Number: 
3
Issue Number: 
4

New Medicare E&M Service Documentation Requirements

AMA-HCFA E&M Guidelines

Author: 
Lawrence R. Huntoon, MD, PhD, and Miguel A. Faria, Jr., MD
Article Type: 
Correspondence
Issue: 
July/August 1998
Volume Number: 
3
Issue Number: 
4

Thank God for the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS). While the AMA has been busy selling its name to the Sunbeam Corporation and giving its seal of approval to HCFA in return for profits from the sale of coding books, the AAPS has shown yet again it's unwavering commitment to the patient-doctor relationship and professional ethics. While the AMA is busy collaborating with the enemy (HCFA) to bring us increased government bureaucracy, the AAPS is fighting back by filing a lawsuit against HCFA.

Protecting Yourself Against E&M, CPT, and Other Govt. Afflictions

Author: 
M. Tray Dunaway, MD
Article Type: 
Editorial
Issue: 
September/October 1999
Volume Number: 
4
Issue Number: 
5

As medicine moves toward the new millennium, the latest aggression of the federal government with medicine has been launched in the ongoing "fraud and abuse" campaign. The practice of medicine has become criminalized, reimbursements have decreased, and with the passage of the Kassebaum-Kennedy law, the risk of audits by both public and private third party payers is the highest it ever has been. At the essence of this controversy is physician documentation.

News Capsules (January/February 2000)

Author: 
Compiled by Medical Sentinel Editors
Article Type: 
News Capsules
Issue: 
January/February 2000
Volume Number: 
5
Issue Number: 
1

Physician, Heal Thyself!



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