AMA CPT® Assistant - 1997 Issue 7 (July)
Revised Documentation Guidelines for Evaluation and Management Services (July 1997)
July 1997 page 1-end Revised Documentation Guidelines for Evaluation and Management Services This is the most recent update of the Medicare Documentation Guidelines that were originally published in the winter of 1995. These newly revised guidelines are a continuation of the work that was begun in February 1988 with the preparation for the revision of the Evaluation and Management codes that were published in 1992. From the medical perspective, documentation guidelines may seem inconsequential when compared with the many complex and difficult patient care issues facing Medicare today. It is clear, however, that the issue of documentation will remain...
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