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Evaluation and management guidelines
The author explains recent developments surrounding the revision of the documentation guidelines for evaluation and management services.
Go head to head with our review panel in coding six troublesome progress notes.
Argues that E/M coding is fundamentally unworkable as a way of determining charges because it functions in a system where incentives are not aligned.
If you work with nonphysician providers, you can’t afford to ignore these rules.
It’s easier than you might think to get what’s coming to you.
Play it safe when documenting E/M services: Keep your medical students' documentation out of patient chart notes.
Introduces cover story on the "new framework" for the documentation guidelines
The more you learn about them now, the better prepared you'll be when they hit.
The author's tool will help you keep in mind what qualifies a visit for a 99214 or a 99204.
The AMA House of Delegates passed a resolution to “oppose any documentation system that requires quantitative formulas or assigns numeric values to elements in the medical record to qualify as clinically appropriate medical record-keeping.”