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MDM level - Can anyone point me to CMS guidelines

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    I agree! Thanks Wendy!
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    Just received the June Coding Edge...in the Letters to the Editor, there is a letter from a coder disagreeing with the "5th commandment" from the article in the February Coding Edge. The letter and the response are very interesting...helps explain/interpret Medicare policy.

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    I read that article yesterday. I agree with Dr. Spain on this. What are other's opinions?
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    I also agree with Dr. Spain.

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    I agree and does any one else notice that he is saying the same thing as CMS and the physician from EM University website? Which some great coding info tools by the way.

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    I pulled out the 2008 AMA CPT book in the E/M service guidelines under "Select the Appropriate Level of E/M" it states...
    For the following categories/subcategories, two of the three key components (ie, history, examination, and MDM) must meet or exceed the stated requirements to qualify for a particular level E/M services: office, est. pt; subsequent hospital care; subsequent nursing facility care; domiciliary care; established patient; and home, established pt.
    Although it does not state that one of the 2 must be MDM I personally would suggest that it be.
    Hope this helps

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    Thanks Tammy for the insight! I greatly appreciate it.
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