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CMS: How to properly report the E/M add-on G codes

Feb. 15, 2021 / By Barbara Aubry, RN

Hopefully, everyone is using the new E/M codes without issue. CMS added two HCPCS codes to represent “additional” time for E/M services. These are important qualifiers, as medical necessity audits […]

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Focus on E/M coding: New Year, new resolutions, new outpatient office visit coding guidelines

Jan. 25, 2021 / By Karla VonEschen, CPC, CPMA

New year, new month, new changes to documentation and coding for outpatient office visit codes 99202-99205 and 99211-99215. If it feels like you have been inundated with information and updates […]

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A look back at popular blogs of 2020

Dec. 28, 2020

To say 2020 has been an “unprecedented” year is an understatement. We hope our COVID-19 resources and blogs have helped you navigate the pandemic. Take a look back at Inside […]

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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 first element

Nov. 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

Oct. 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

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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A look back at popular blogs of 2019

Dec. 18, 2019

A big thank you to all Inside Angle readers! As we look ahead to 2020, we invite you to revisit some of our most popular blogs of 2019: “The Iron […]

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E/M Final Rule: What your organization needs to do now

Aug. 16, 2019 / By Karla VonEschen, CPC, CPMA

Can you feel change in the air? Not only is fall just around the corner, but so is the CMS change to E/M documentation and payment. By now, most of […]