Unlock the Secret to E/M Coding
Broadcast: Mar 21, 2014 at 8:30AM
On Demand Availability: March 21, 2014
Presenter: Stephanie Cecchini CHISP, CPC, CEMC
Evaluation and Management (E/M) codes are the most commonly billed codes. Although there are guidelines to proper E/M code selection, Medical Necessity is the primary driver of correct coding. We are told that a physician may take a full history and provide a full physical, but without medical need to back it up … we should select a lesser code. For example, a resolved contact dermatitis with no other problem or complaint, is not a Level Five service because there is no need for a full Level Five service. It is a coder’s responsibility to verify that the diagnosis in the chart supports the procedure being billed. The question becomes: How does a coder, who is not a medical peer, challenge the questions of Medical Necessity when the reason for the services are NOT so black and white? And, the largest gray area, what supports a Level Three versus a Level Four? This workshop will provide you with the insights necessary to unlock the secret of accurate E/M coding by introducing the skills to accurately identify and effectively address Medical Necessity concerns.
This workshop is designed to make the topic of Medical Necessity less intimidating for coders. It also teaches you how to connect with documenting physicians to make E/M coding easier, audit ready, and accurate for fair payment. Maybe even ... fun!
In this workshop, you will learn:
- Three little known secrets to accurate E/M coding
- The definitions of Medical Necessity, to enable accurate coding
- Documentation guidelines
- How to clinically differentiate E/M service levels
- Effective techniques for communication with physicians regarding Medical Necessity
Register to Access this On Demand Event
- Get access to the author-recorded webinar broadcast
- Includes electronic workbook, downloadable mp3, ipod/iphone video, and presentation slides
- Learn at your own pace with the ability to pause, rewind, etc.
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