tci E/M Coding Alert - 2017 Issue 12

Case Study: Analyze This Scenario to Hone Your ACP Expertise For Cleaner Claims

Hint: Don't forget modifier 33. Test your advance care planning (ACP) coding skills with this scenario from JoAnne Sheehan, CPC, CPB, CPPM, COC, CPC-I, senior instructor and coach at Certification Coaching Organization LLC in Oceanville, New Jersey, via her article "Advance Care Planning Services." The case: "Jacob Marks, age 66, visits his physician, Dr. Lang, for his initial annual wellness visit (AWV), but he also wants Dr. Lang to examine his throat. Jacob has had a sore throat for three days, along with a low-grade fever. Nothing relieves his throat pain, but he has rested as much as...

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