Part B Insider (Multispecialty) Coding Alert

E/M Services Factor Heavily in Improper Payment Numbers

Mistakes are still in the billions, but the error rate is declining. If E/M services are the bread-and-butter of your Part B pay, you may want to double-check your claims for errors in 2019. Comprehensive Error Rate Testing (CERT) data suggest that E/M coding figures prominently in the 2018 improper payment rate — and the feds are targeting these services. Backstory: [...]