tci E/M Coding Alert - 2018 Issue 3

Mythbusters: Avoid HPI Pitfalls by Busting These Myths

Know what counts - and what doesn't - in E/M level calculations. If you get confused factoring in the elements in the patient's history of present illness (HPI) when you determine the most appropriate level of evaluation and management (E/M) service, you're probably not alone. That's because the guidelines are both lengthy and complicated. And, to add to the confusion, there are two sets of them. So, it's time to separate fact from fiction and bust four widely held myths about HPI and the role it plays in reporting E/M services. Refresh Your HPI Knowledge First HPI is an...

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