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EM Coding Alert

Policy Change:
Understand NGS Policy Update on Exam Levels

As of July 1, detailed exams will require 6-7 body areas or organ systems. Recently, the Medicare Administrator Contractor (MAC) National Government Services (NGS) announced modifications to its policy regarding evaluation and management (E/M) expectations for expanded problem focused and detailed exams. Let’s look at the NGS announcement and see what the CMS guidelines say about expanded problem focused vs. [...]