tci E/M Coding Alert - 2015 Issue 1

Key Elements: Secure an MDM for an Accurate E/M Level

Take time to break down the complexity of a diagnosis to get proper reimbursements. Without spot-on medical decision making (MDM) calculation, you won’t end up with the E/M level of service that fits the diagnosis and plan of care work your physician performed. Instead, you’ll either over- or under-code the encounter.  Adopt a proven MDM calculation process, such as the Marshfield point system that we’ll examine in this article, and feel confident in your MDM choice. Assign Points to 3 MDM Components To determine the level of MDM your physician performs during an encounter, you...

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