In Coding
Feb 3rd, 2014
Level 5, new patient evaluation and management (E/M) code 99205 Office or other outpatient visit for the evaluation and management of a new patient, which requires these 3 key components: A comprehensive history; A comprehensive examination; Medical decision making of high complexity. Counseling and/or coordination of care with other physicians, other qualified health care professionals, ...
In CMS
Nov 1st, 2013
Find three important details in the wound repair report, and you’ve got the case all sewn up. by G.J. Verhovshek, MA, CPC When coding for wound repair (closure), you must search the clinical documentation to determine three things: The complexity of the repair (simple, intermediate, or complex) The anatomic location of the wounds closed The ...
Jan 1st, 2011
By Sarah Todt, RN, CPC, CEDC Determining MDM using the 1995 Documentation Guidelines for Evaluation and Management Services and directions from CPT® Evaluation and Management (E/M) Services Guidelines poses unique challenges when coding emergency medicine E/M services. The three key components used in the emergency department (ED) for assigning E/M services include: history, exam, and ...
Apr 1st, 2008
By Stephen C. Spain, MD, FAAFP, CPC The surgical treatment of common skin lesions is an important source of revenue for most family practice offices. Because skin treatment coding is complex, it’s important for a coder to understand the different procedures and the common skin lesions their providers treat. Familiarize yourself with the following skin ...