tci E/M Coding Alert - 2013 Issue 6

Key Elements: Follow 3 Tips to Take the Risk Out of MDM Calculations

Break out your math skills to determine what level your provider reaches. One of the most complicated and misunderstood areas of level of service calculation is the medical decision making (MDM) portion of an encounter.  But if you focus individually on each of the three MDM components that your provider performs, you can determine the MDM complexity level without the headache. To determine the level of MDM, you should assign points to each of the three MDM components that your provider performs. The number of points in each category determines the final MDM level. There are three elements...

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