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Part B Insider (Multispecialty) Coding Alert

E/M Coding:
Yes, You Can Report E/M Codes When Talking to Family About Patient Care

As long as the patient is present, CMS allows you to bill an E/M code based on time. It happens frequently in Part B practices—a patient presents with her family members, who want to discuss how to care for the patient’s condition. The doctor spends most of his time discussing care with the family rather than the patient, leaving coders [...]