tci E/M Coding Alert - 2017 Issue 4

Ask The Pros: Learn 6 Tips to Achieve PFSH Success

You should be familiar with your EHR/EMR system. You’ve seen how important it is to understand the various components of past, family, and social history (PFSH) to calculate the correct level of service for your evaluation and management (E/M) services. Now, check out these valuable PFSH tips from our coding experts to help you safeguard your practice. Tip 1: Double-check the documentation. “Templates with good prompts can help if used carefully,” says Marcella Bucknam, CPC, CCS-P, COC, CCS, CPC-P, CPC-I, CCC, COBGC, manager of clinical compliance with PeaceHealth in Vancouver, Wash. “Of course, physicians should...

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