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Evaluation and management guidelines
This year’s changes bode well for family physicians, with an expected increase in Medicare allowed charges.
The E/M coding revisions aren’t perfect, but they represent a huge step forward in reducing physicians’ documentation burden, audit risk, and complexity of code selection.
Determining whether the visit you’ve just finished should be coded as a level 4 could be as simple as asking yourself three questions.
Simplified guidelines for coding and documenting evaluation and management office visits are coming next year. Learn how to apply the guidelines to some common visit types.
The biggest changes in coding since 1997 will take effect Jan. 1, 2021. It is time to prepare for them now.
This year’s changes include some welcome documentation relief, new codes for portal and telephone encounters, and much more.
Here’s how to quickly identify whether you’re on the path to a 99214 versus a 99213.
Knowing the rules will give you the confidence to submit this seldom-used code.
It's time to test your E/M coding skills.
Don't let varying interpretations of the evaluation and management guidelines keep you from getting paid.