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EM Coding Alert

Case Study:

Get Elemental to Gain Knowledge on HPI Levels

Remember, Medicare, and CPT® differ on duration element. Each coder in the office needs to know the difference between brief and extended history of present illness (HPI) levels. If they don’t, they can’t be expected to choose the correct E/M level for each office E/M visit they code. Fallout: Get HPI too high, and you’ll be overcoding and exposing your [...]

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