Jul 1st, 2012
By Ronda Tews, CPC, CHC, CCS-P Contrary to any rumors you may have heard, the electronic health record (EHR) must follow the same documentation requirements as its predecessor, the paper chart. If a detailed history is required to bill 99214 or 99203 in the paper record, it is still required to report 99214 or 99203 ...
Jun 1st, 2012
Fight for your right to be paid for properly documented claims. By G.J. Verhovshek When commenting on Abraham Morse’s, MD, MBA, article “Same-day E/M and Office Procedure: Yes, You Can!” (March 2012 Coding Edge, pages 16-17), several readers shared that insurers (including Medicare contractors) routinely deny evaluation and management (E/M) claims when reported with other ...
May 1st, 2012
Understand your use of CPT® codes prone to audit review. By Stacy Harper, JD, MHSA, CPC In the current regulatory environment, physicians are searching for ways to minimize audit exposure. Medicare administrative contractors (MACs) frequently review high-level evaluation and management (E/M) services. Review may be based on a random sample, or targeted based on provider ...
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Jul 15th, 2011
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has added two new fact sheets to the Educational Resources portion of its website to help providers who are interested in participating in the Electronic Prescribing (eRx) Incentive Program. Finding E-prescribing Facts Just Got Easier was last modified: July 15th, 2011 by admin aapc...
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Dec 30th, 2009
The 2010 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) final rule was posted in the Federal Register over a month ago, giving you plenty of time to review policy changes before the Jan. 1 implementation date. The only question that remains is: Did you review the most recent version? There are a number of technical and typographical ...