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Is E&M Codes Documentation Hurting Your Medical Practice Revenue?

Patrick Dougherty

A significant portion of your practice’s billable services is probably comprised of evaluation and management (E&M) services. Unfortunately, E&M Codes documentation, or lack thereof, is one of the big reasons for claim denials. Many clinicians fail to make the connection between poor, incomplete, or inaccurate documentation and falling practice revenue. Here’s a closer look at some of the common problem areas that may result in denials, and information on how to fix these areas to reduce denials and increase revenue. 

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Topics: E&M Code

Providers Need to Know About Proposed E&M Codes Changes in 2019

Patrick Dougherty

In July 2018, the CMS announced its proposed changes to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for 2019. Included with the other updates are major changes to the use of certain codes for evaluation and management (E/M) levels 99201 – 99215. After following Medicare contractors for the past several years, as well as receiving feedback of physician concerns about streamlining outdated E/M documentation guidelines, CMS decided to make changes in five main areas:

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Topics: E&M Code

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