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Evaluation and management guidelines
The third article in our series on Medicare's documentation guidelines will help you determine whether what's on your mind is what's on the patient's record.
Yes, it's complicated, but don't make it harder than it has to be.
The difference between one level and the next may be no more than a word or two.
Start from the presenting problem to get to the right code faster.
An enhanced version of our popular pocket guide and the annual update of another favorite reference add power to the FPM Toolbox.
A simple rule change could improve access and quality of care while reducing inequities between compensation for E/M services and for procedures.
They don’t just help you code better. They also help make the documentation guidelines less annoying.
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.