Mastering evaluation and management (E&M) services is a challenge you can achieve. And that is good news because E&M services are often audited, and the failure rate is high. There is no subjectivity to choosing the appropriate level E&M based on the encounter that took place. But this can be objectively determined based on what was performed, documented, and what was medically necessary. At the conclusion of this exclusive ICD10monitor, four-part webcast series, you will be able to confidently determine the appropriate E&M code based on the encounter that took place every time without any subjectivity and without any guessing!
In the first three webcasts in this series, Dr. Jeffrey Lehrman covered the three key elements of E&M coding and how to use them to determine E&M code selection. Now Dr. Lehrman will take the final step and tackle more complex E&M scenarios. "Time," as the determining factor in E&M, coding will be discussed. Dr. Lehrman will also discuss how to handle the situation when a patient presents with multiple complaints. The topic of when to code and how to code for an E&M service at the same time as a procedure will be discussed as well.
As you complete the final installment in this four-part webcast series, your E&M coding skills should be complete and excellent.
Why This is Relevant:
E&M services are regularly audited and come with a high failure rate. Those creating the note and determining the code should have an intimate knowledge of E&M guidelines. The problem, however, is that too often those individuals do not have that knowledge and hence the audits, denials and takebacks.
Take this brief quiz to see if you and your team could benefit from this webcast:
- What is the difference between a consultation and a new patient E&M service?
- What is the difference between an initial E&M service and a new patient E&M service?
- When can you use time to determine E&M service level?
- Can you code for two different E&M services at the same encounter if the patient has multiple complaints?
From this exclusive ICD10monitor webcast, conducted by, Dr. Jeffrey Lehrman you will…
- Learn the type of visit where time may be used to determine E&M level;
- Know how to code for an E&M visit when a patient has multiple complaints;
- Understand when to code for a visit where both an E&M and a procedure take place;
- Learn the requirements of a consultation service; and
- Know how to differentiate between a consultation and a new patient visit.
Click here for information about other sessions in this 4-part webcast series.