Jul 1st, 2010
By Nancy Reading, RN, BS, CPC, CPC-I Proper application of evaluation and management codes (E/M) codes and modifier 25 Significant, separately identifiable evaluation and management service by same physician on the same day of the procedure or other service has been a longtime challenge for physician coders. More recently, the appropriate assignment of E/M service ...
Jan 1st, 2009
Save payers and patients’ money for physician services not performed during normal business hours. By G. John. Verhovshek, MA, CPC CPT® includes three codes to describe services a physician provides during “nontraditional” hours. Although Medicare will never recognize these codes, third-party insurers may allow additional reimbursement for after-hour services if you demonstrate it is in ...