E/M Time-Based Coding Made Easy
In order to properly report time-based E/M services, you need to understand the terminology, CPT® code descriptors, and documentation requirements. In this eBrief, we explore the evolution of time-based coding and provide definitions and examples of:
Face-to face vs. non-face-to-face
Non-direct time vs. direct time
Total Provider Time
Total Visit Time
>50% counseling/coordination of care
Plus, we provide three steps to help eliminate the confusion of time-based coding.