I have a question about "impossible time". We are a moderate sized private group practice. The practice decided to document time for all encounters. (Yes, I've seen some of the comments about this practice.) Our providers enter a CPT level. The coders can override if there is a difference between highest code MDM vs Total Time. Some of the owners of the group will complete documentation outside of normal scheduled work hours (in the evening; often from home). Some work through their lunch time. How do auditors look at the situation where a physician documents say 60 minutes more time on the date of service then the physician was actually scheduled to be in the office for the date of service? Knowing the dedication of our physicians, I have no doubt that the time recorded really was used.