In Coding
Oct 10th, 2016
Don’t forget the role of medical necessity when reporting a low-level evaluation and management (E/M) service, such as 99211 Office or other outpatient visit for the evaluation and management of an established patient…usually, the presenting problem(s) are minimal. For example, a patient has an established diagnosis of hypertension. The provider documents that the patient should ...
Learn to correctly unbundle codes for proper payment of these services. By Erica T. Cousin, CPC, CPC-I National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) version 20.1 includes code pair 36415 Collection of venous blood by venipuncture and 99211 Office or other outpatient visit for the evaluation and management of an established patient, that may not require the ...