Billing and Coding resources:

Billing and coding, while not exciting, help you get paid for the important work you do and keep your organization in compliance with regulations.

Learn the basics of coding and how to improve documentation

Learn about the specifics of E/M coding, as well as recent changes to coding procedures

A nice summary article of the 2021 E/M coding changes and a 2021 checklist for employed physicians:

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0100/p8.html

https://www.aafp.org/content/dam/AAFP/documents/practice_management/restricted/EM-Talking-Points-Employed-Physicianss.pdf

Order coding reference cards to make your life easier:

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/getting-paid/coding/evaluation-management/e-m-coding-reference-cards1.html

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/getting-paid/coding/aafp-coding-reference-card-bundle.html

MACRA:

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) is a law that changes how the federal government pays physicians. Passage of the law repealed the flawed sustainable growth rate (SGR) and set up the two-track Quality Payment Program (QPP) that emphasizes value-based payment models. 

MIPS and AAPMs are collectively referred to as the Quality Payment Program (QPP). Physicians will choose between two Medicare payment tracks: the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) track or the Advanced Alternative Payment Model (AAPM) track. 

Physicians should understand the basics of this new law as salary/compensation packages can be tied to performance under MACRA. 

Learn more here