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Pam Posted Tue 09th of March, 2010 03:09:29 AM

Just curious, new CPC here. How do other outpatient practice coders do E/M levels. Do you use what doctor puts or redo every level? Is there a guideline at each employer of what your responsibilities are? compliance code or something to go by that says yes you check all levels or no you don't and exactly what your responsbilities as a Certified Professional Coder are? Thanks for input.

This is in a multi-physician outpatient organization.

SuperCoder Answered Tue 09th of March, 2010 08:39:37 AM

I do follow the E/M guideline and do check the key components. But if the physician mentions the time frame then I do go as per that. I also do know that there are some guidelines at each employer so as per that E/M codes are coded. To be on safer side and also a best practice I would suggest that you should code as per the E/M guidelines unless and until you get some specific guidelines from your employer or center.

Pam Posted Tue 09th of March, 2010 12:09:54 PM

Thank you very much

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