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Pain Management Coding Alert

E/M Coding:
Be Careful With ‘Counseling Exception’ E/Ms

It’s tricky to code based on time. Have you ever chosen an evaluation and management service based on counseling and/or care coordination time? If so: Then you’re familiar with the so-called “counseling exception,” which sometimes allows you to choose an E/M code based strictly on the amount of time the physician spends coordinating care and/or counseling the patient, confirms Donelle [...]

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