tci E/M Coding Alert - 2016 Issue 11

E/M Components: Count HPI Carefully to Maximize Claim Values

Confusing brief, extended HPI could mean money lost. It’s important that you choose the correct history of present illness (HPI) level based on the documentation written by the physician for each of your E/M claims if you want to get the most out of your providers’ services. Why? The documentation must support a certain level of HPI in order to code for most appropriate the E/M level of service. Take a look at these answers on what HPI is, why it’s important, and how you can use HPI knowledge to solidify your bottom line. Consider HPI Part...

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