Jan 1st, 2012
Successfully apply E/M code modifications in several service categories. With the release of CPT® 2012, evaluation and management (E/M) guidelines have been updated to clarify the meaning of “new” vs. “established” patients, and code use has been modified for several service categories. Here’s what you need to know to apply these changes successfully. Three-year Rule ...
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Mar 11th, 2011
The American Medical Association (AMA) recently updated its CPT® 2011 corrections document. Most of these latest corrections are grammatical, but there also are several changes to parenthetical notes and code descriptions that you should make note of in your codebook to ensure accurate coding. AMA Adds to CPT 2011 Corrections Document was last modified: July 5th, ...
Jun 1st, 2009
Knowing which guidelines to follow ensures successful E/M reporting. By G. John Verhovshek, MA, CPC Before reporting prolonged service codes 99354-99357, consider that American Medical Association (AMA) and the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) coding requirements may differ. For CPT® 2009, AMA revised the descriptors of inpatient critical care codes +99356 Prolonged physician ...