AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS - 2003 Issue 2; For your information

Update on the facility E/M expert panel

The American Hospital Association (AHA) and the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) have jointly convened an independent expert panel to make a recommendation to CMS on standardizing hospital reporting of evaluation and management (E/M) services in the emergency department and provider-based clinics. The panel is broad and covers all sizes of hospital organizations. Panel membership consists of coding, billing, finance, clinical, audit and compliance experts. The panel is following the guidelines outlined in the Federal Register proposed and final rules on the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System. The panel has had several meetings thus far and is making...

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