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Physician documentation: Let’s not solve one problem by causing another

May 19, 2021 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

As part of a clinical improvement project, I was reviewing charts in a hospital and was dismayed by how much junk I had to wade through to find out what […]

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Podcast Episode Transcript: A return to relationship-oriented health care

With L. Gordon Moore, MD

Dr. Gordon Moore: Welcome to 3M’s Inside Angle podcast. This is your host, Gordon Moore, and with me today is Dr. Christine Sinsky. She is the vice president of professional […]

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Spring updates: Evaluation and Management errata

April 12, 2021 / By Karla VonEschen, CPC, CPMA

It’s hard to believe we are already four months into 2021. Spring is here, which means spring cleaning, yard work, planting flowers and second-quarter updates from the American Medical Association […]

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Focus on E/M services: Independent historian

December 21, 2020 / By Colleen Deighan, RHIA

As we continue our Evaluation and Management (E/M) blog series on the revisions to E/M services for Office and Other Outpatient Services for New and Established patients, I want to […]

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Focus on E/M services: Time

December 11, 2020 / By Allison Morgan, MS, CPC

In our ongoing Evaluation and Management Services blog series, we have delved into several sweeping changes coming to Office or Other Outpatient E/M Services in 2021. Let’s shift our attention […]

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Focus on E/M services: MDM third element

November 18, 2020 / By Kelly Long, CPC, CPCO, Jean Jones, CPC, Karla VonEschen, CPC, CPMA

So far in our E/M blog series, we have covered the first and second element of medical decision making (MDM). Today we will cover changes to the third and final […]

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Focus on E/M services: MDM second element

November 13, 2020 / By Colleen Deighan, RHIA

I have been anxiously waiting for my 2021 CPT book to arrive and it finally did last Friday!  Since attending the American Medical Association’s CPT Symposium last November and having […]

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Focus on E/M services: MDM first element

November 6, 2020 / By Rebecca Caux-Harry

In this next blog post in our blog series focused on the new E/M guidelines, I’m going to focus on Medical Decision Making (MDM), which along with Time, is a […]

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Is your practice ready for 2021 E/M changes? Preparation tips

October 26, 2020 / By Danielle Pavloski

We are only a few months away from the new Evaluation and Management (E/M) changes being implemented. The American Medical Association (AMA) officially released the new E/M guidelines and changes […]

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Focus on Evaluation and Management Services: New blog series

October 16, 2020 / By Colleen Deighan, RHIA

For much of 2020, HIM and CDI professionals have been focused on COVID-19 and understanding how the temporary waivers for medical care delivery and payment impact documentation and coding. We […]

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Anticipating 2021: The big update to office visit E/M guidelines

August 7, 2020 / By Rebecca Caux-Harry

At the time I’m writing this blog, 2020 is a little more than half over. It has been a tough year so far, for so many reasons. I won’t get […]

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A look ahead to 2020 CPT changes

October 23, 2019 / By Danielle Pavloski

Each year the American Medical Association (AMA) releases the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code set changes for the upcoming year. For CPT 2020, the changes were released on September 4, […]