In Coding
Aug 1st, 2009
Knowing when to bill a medical exam versus a routine vision exam ensures proper reimbursement. By Jennifer Worthy, CPC, OCS To minimize a patient’s financial responsibility when paying for vision care, you should understand when it’s appropriate to bill a medical exam versus a routine vision exam. Knowing the difference, and clearly communicating it to ...
Aug 1st, 2009
By Katherine Abel, CPC, CPC-I, CMRS In this three-part series on the driving components of level selection for the majority of evaluation and management (E/M) services, we discuss history, examination, and medical decision making (MDM). In this final installment, we’ll focus on the MDM component. MDM is perhaps the most important of the three primary ...
Jul 1st, 2009
Part 2 of this three-part series provides an in-depth look at the exam component. By G. John Verhovshek, MA, CPC In this three-part series on the driving components of level selection for the majority of evaluation and management (E/M) services, we discuss the history, examination, and medical decision-making components. In May’s issue of Coding Edge, ...
Jun 1st, 2009
Part 1 of this three-part series provides an in-depth look at the history component. By Raemarie Jimenez, CPC, CPC-I, CANPC, CRHC Although evaluation and management (E/M) comprises a significant portion of coded services in most physician practices and medical facilities, selecting an appropriate E/M service level can flummox even an experienced coder. Over the next ...