In CMS
May 21st, 2019
There is a change in Medicare policy forthcoming regarding evaluation and management (E/M) services documentation requirements for teaching physicians. It is important to train teaching physicians, residents, and nurses who document E/M services of all changes to be implemented on July 1, 2019. To quote from the MLN article MM11171: The following provides these policy ...
In CMS
May 10th, 2019
Rules are changed for teaching physicians documenting Evaluation and Management (E/M) codes being reported to Medicare July 29, 2019. These changes are part of the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) revamp of E/M payments. This will affect medical coders and billers, especially those working in clinical documentation improvement. Changes Part of E/M Revamp ...
In CMS
Aug 22nd, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) physician fee schedule proposed rule has some new Part B specific codes for Podiatry Evaluation and Management (E/M) services as well as some modification to Teaching Physician Attestation Rules for 2019. Changes to E/M Service Codes CMS has also proposed the addition of two podiatry E/M codes specific ...
Four tips for how to ensure physician documentation supports payer requirements. By Tammy R. Seel, CPC, CPMA, CEMC, CEDC, AAPC Fellow New coders face two major obstacles: understanding the rules and guidelines of the teaching physician setting, and explaining them to the providers. Working for a level one trauma center, with attendings, physician assistants, nurse ...
Set up your students for success throughout their life. I recently encountered a student who shared her story of going back to school and working to obtain a certification as a Certified Professional Coder (CPC®). She began her academic journey as a single parent and a working professional. After first completing her associate degree, she ...