In Coding
Jun 26th, 2013
When documenting elements of an evaluation and management (E/M) service, a notation of “Family History Reviewed,” for instance, is insufficient to satisfy the element. Guidelines require more than a simple note of “reviewed” to fulfill the documentation requirement. Both the 1995 and 1997 documentation guidelines specify, “A ROS and/or a PFSH obtained during an earlier ...
Oct 1st, 2012
By Sarah W. Sebikari, MHA, CPC Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States. According to the American Cancer Society, if all adults 50 and older were screened for colon cancer, we could cut the death rate from this disease in half, saving approximately 25,000 lives each year. Colonoscopy is ...