tci E/M Coding Alert - 2013 Issue 5

Clip and Save: Keep This Chart Handy to Help Quickly Calculate Exam Levels

Be sure you choose the guidelines that will be most advantageous to your coding. With two sets of guidelines — 1995 and 1997 — for assigning aphysical examination level, you may have a hard time keeping the requirements for each level straight. Clip this chart from Suzan Berman, MPM, CPC, CEMC, CEDC, manager of physician compliance auditing for West Penn Allegheny Health Systems, Pittsburgh, Penn. and keep it near your desk for quick access to the exam level details. Levels of the Physical Exam Components Problem-Focused Exam ...

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