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 ...
May 1st, 2008
By Bill Dacey, MHA, MBA, CPC Evaluation and management (E/M) is a struggle for many coders. The E/M coding system can be very confusing and difficult. Here are some observations and direction to help you find the right E/M coding path. Let EMRs Work for You As electronic health records (EHRs) or electronic medical records ...
Sep 1st, 2007
If you discover another problem during a workers’ comp visit, you don’t have to make the patient return for a second visit — if you document properly. By Douglas J. Jorgensen, DO, CPC Mrs. Johnston arrives at the office complaining of her usual right hip pain, the result of a work-related injury covered under workers’ ...