I'm wondering if anyone has a reference regarding the limiting of E/M codes on a superbill/encounter form?
Once upon a time, I was told that if the E/M CPT codes are limited on the superbill, it can be interpreted to be 'directing' the provider to only choose those codes. Example: For Inpatient care, only the 99222 and 99223 are listed on the superbill. Leaving off the 99221 can look like the provider is being 'pushed' to choose a higher level.
I know this is not good business practice to limit them on the superbill, and of course, providers need a reference, so I would really appreciate any help on this.
Cindy L. Swan, CPC CEMC
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