Are commercial health plans required to adopt revisions to the E/M codes?
The latest regulatory myth examines if commercial payers are required to adopt the E/M office visit code revisions.
Who determines where physicians and other health care workers can eat or drink while at work?
What is the issue? What is the issue?
How does an extended prescription duration help your patients and your practice?
More than 84% of all office visits to primary care physicians involve medication therapy (CDC, 2016), refilling prescriptions for approximately 12 patients each day who were not otherwise counted as an office visit or condition-specific telephone call (Baron, 2010).
Myth or fact? Teaching doctors must re-document student EHR work
Historically, teaching physicians were required to re-document medical students’ entries in a patient’s electronic health record (EHR). They don’t have to do that anymore.
Myth or fact? Ancillary staff can't document parts of E/M services
Medicare does not require doctors to redocument information in a patient’s record that has already been documented by staff or by patients themselves.
Myth or fact? You must ask about patients' pain at every consult
To better doctors’ practice environment, the AMA is working to debunk regulatory myths such as those involving irrelevant pain-management requirements.
Pain assessments: Are clinicians required to ask patients about pain during every consultation?
The myth: Clinical teams are required to ask patients about their level of pain at every visit, regardless of the reason for the visit.
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