tci E/M Coding Alert - 2016 Issue 8

Hospital Coding: Use These Reimbursement Tips, Max Out E/M Visits for Hospital Patients

Learn from these five case scenarios on core inpatient coding. When you perform E/M visits for hospital patients, you’ve got to be on top of the appropriate hospital codes. “There is an extreme need for physicians and their coding staffs to constantly work on understanding the E/M coding process, particularly the support documentation,” says Duane C. Abbey, PhD, president of Abbey and Abbey Consultants Inc., in Ames, IA. Read on for real-world scenarios and solutions that will help you collect for your hospital services. How Do You Capture the ‘Admit’ Code? Example 1: A...

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