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Pulmonology Coding Alert

Coding Errors:
CMS: Pulmonologists Logged Sky-High Initial Hospital Visit Error Rates

Avoid making the same mistakes these doctors made. You see a patient in the hospital and perform her initial workup, then report the appropriate E/M code. Easy, right? Not exactly. According to Medicare's most recent error rate data, pulmonologists logged among the highest improper payment rates for initial hospital visits. Background:  CMS issued its "Appendices for the Medicare Fee-for-Service 2016 [...]