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Pulmonology Coding Alert

Compliance:

Tighten Your Pulmonologist’s E/M Selection to Avoid Landing on CMS’ List of Errors

Plus: Pulmonologists logged high error rates when billing subsequent hospital care. Because pulmonologists are often the primary caregivers for critically ill patients, these specialists spend a lot of time in the hospital setting. This can mean diagnosing patients, admitting them, billing for critical care, and reporting subsequent hospital care codes — plus knowing all of the outpatient coding rules as [...]