Documentation and coding of evaluation and management services is a complex process. Your practice may not only lose revenue due to over-coding or under-documentation, but may also face costly audits that are becoming more and more common each year. Plus, 2017 brings changes to E/M CPT® codes and guidelines, creating more confusion.
Our monthly newsletter, E/M Coding Alert, provides proven tips and to-the-point analysis written by E/M coding expert and auditor Leesa A. Israel, BA, CPC, CUC, CMBS, to turn your E/M coding into a goldmine for your practice. The newsletter explains the differences in the 1995 and 1997 E/M Guidelines, and provides tips on applying them to your provider’s documentation to achieve the highest legitimate level of service. You will learn what really constitutes a detailed exam, how risk affects the level of medical decision making, and which members of your staff can document each piece of patient history. Be it time-based billing, EMR pitfalls to avoid, or modifier use — our newsletter covers it all!