In Coding
Oct 7th, 2019
Don’t let insufficient documentation lead you astray. How many times has a provider asked you, “What do I need to document to get a 99215?” All too often, medical coders feel they should help their providers understand what elements of documentation are needed to warrant the higher level evaluation and management (E/M) service. Do not ...
In Coding
Dec 28th, 2015
Coders and providers (rightly) worry about upcoding, or coding at a “higher level” than supported by documentation or medical necessity; however, “downcoding,” or coding at a level lower than the level or service supported by documentation or medical necessity, is equally damaging, from a compliance perspective. The National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) General Correct Coding ...