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Practice Management Alert

Time-Based Coding:

Know Counseling Exception, and Time Is On Your Side

Experts: Include documentation noting counseling/coordination time. If you are coding for standard evaluation and management (E/M) services, you’ll typically choose the level of service based on three key components: history, examination and medical decision-making (MDM). There are times, however, when you would not choose an E/M code based on these components. When? If counseling or coordination of care (or both) [...]