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Part B Insider (Multispecialty) Coding Alert

Part B Coding Coach:

Know How to Mix HPI/Exam for E/M Calculations

Some payers now allow you to use crossover elements. Calculating the level of evaluation and management (E/M) service your physician provides can be a challenge because of all the components. Add in two sets of guidelines — the 1995 and 1997 guidelines — and the confusion mounts. When it comes to using a patient’s history of present illness (HPI), review [...]