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Family Practice Coding Alert

E/M Coding:

Look Back to Move Forward: History Documentation Made Simple

Rule a patient’s PFSH in or out to define E/M levels. If you find it challenging to calculate the correct level of service for your evaluation and management (E/M) services, you are not alone. Medicare’s 1995 and 1997 E/M Documentation Guidelines recognize seven components to defining E/M levels, with the first three — history, examination, and medical decision making (HEM) [...]