E/M Coding

E/M Coding

2021 E/M MDM Guidelines Data

2021 E/M MDM Guidelines: Justify Data Score, Correctly Credit Tests

You can get more credit towards higher levels of medical decision making (MDM) using 2021 E/​M data guidelines that allow you to give more points for tests that your provider orders and/​or reviews. The money is just waiting for you to take it. Getting paid accurately for your office visits in 2021 hinges on your […]
2021 E/M Guidelines for medical decision making

Avoid Pay Loss from 2021 E/M Guidelines for Medical Decision Making

The new 2021 E/​M coding guidelines give you the option of using either time or medical decision making (MDM) to choose the proper code level for office visits. And while time-based coding may be simpler, it’s not always the best choice. Solely follow the clock, and you could cheat yourself out of valuable reimbursement. Three […]
CPT EM 2021 Medical Decision Making

New 2021 Medical Decision-Making Factor

QUESTION: Our clinic is seeing more and more people who lack adequate food and housing. Sometimes this impacts the physician’s plan and assessments. The physicians are concerned that there is high risk for the patient not being able to carry out the needed health requirements. Is there any way for us to give the physicians […]
2021 EM Coding Changes

CMS Rule: Prepare for Huge 2021 E/M Code Changes

You’ve been anticipating the CPT 2021 E/​M coding changes and holding your breath on whether your payers will follow suit. Now with the 2021 proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule you can count on at least your MAC to align its coding and payment rules with AMA’s rehauled guidelines. The updates will shake up your E/​M […]