tci E/M Coding Alert - 2015 Issue 4

Case Study: Improve Your Prolonged Service Coding by Reviewing 3 Coding Examples

Precise reasons in the note for extra time spent on a service are key to getting payment. When your provider spends a prolonged amount of time with a patient, which prevents her from earning revenue by seeing other patients, you may be able to help her get some additional money. You need the medical record details to point you to the needed add-on codes. Seeing how other specialties handle the situations may help you handle yours. Review these three scenarios and pick up tips on what your doctor’s records should include before you report outpatient prolonged service codes...

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