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Tag: E/M services

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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

Dec. 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

Dec. 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: Medically appropriate history and exam

Dec. 4, 2020 / By Jean Jones, CPC

So far in our Evaluation and Management Services blog series, we have gone over changes related to medical decision making (MDM), specifically changes to the first, second, and third elements. […]

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Focus on E/M services: MDM third element

Nov. 18, 2020 / By Kelly Long, BS, CPC, CPCO, CAPM, 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

Nov. 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 Evaluation and Management Services: New blog series

Oct. 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

Aug. 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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HCPCS codes provide safe patient/provider communication in days of COVID-19

May 27, 2020 / By Pamela Ewing, CPC

In early 2019, before the COVID-19 pandemic was etched into the fabric of our daily lives, CMS developed two new HCPCS codes: G2010 and G2012. These codes were developed for […]

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Online digital evaluation and management services

Feb. 19, 2020 / By Karla VonEschen, CPC, CPMA

Happy New Year and welcome to 2020! A new year brings new opportunities to start fresh, create new goals and, for medical coders, it means an abundance of new CPT […]

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Updates to E/M guidelines will reflect modern health care

July 1, 2019 / By Rebecca Caux-Harry

In the morning, while getting ready for work, I listen to the radio. It’s the same program I’ve listened to for over 20 years. Normally, I “tune out” when commercials […]