AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS - 2003 Issue 4

Update on facility coding for evaluation and management (E/M) services

In the November 7, 2003, final rule, responses were provided by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in answer to the written comments received following publication of the recommendations submitted by the independent expert E/M panel on new E/M code definitions and guidelines. On November 1, 2002, in the final rule for hospital outpatient prospective payment system (HOPPS) (67FR66792), CMS called for an independent expert panel to develop consistent code definitions and guidelines to be used by the Medicare and Medicaid program for facility-based E/M services. The American Hospital Association (AHA) and the American Health Information Management...

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