Dec 1st, 2011
Whether it’s new modifiers, E/M, radiology, or Category II codes, we have the outlook for what’s on the horizon. By Raemarie Jimenez, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CANPC, CRHC CPT® 2012 arrives with over 500 code changes, plus minor additions to the Evaluation and Management Services Guidelines. The revised evaluation and management (E/M) guidelines clarify the “three-year ...
Dec 1st, 2009
By Ron Stunz, MD, FACEP The core requirement defining emergency medicine as a specialty is the ability to carry out critical interventions for patients with organ- or life-threatening illness and injury. Timely interventions in severe infectious, ischemic, traumatic, surgical, and other emergent scenarios have a direct impact on a patient’s outcome. Not so obviously—but only ...