tci E/M Coding Alert - 2018 Issue 6

Mythbusters: Take Time to Bust These 4 Prolonged Service Myths

Our experts help you sort fact from fiction surrounding these E/M add-ons. When complex patient conditions, counseling, research, and record reviews extend care beyond the typical minutes outlined in evaluation and management (E/M) codes 99201-99215, you probably reach for a prolonged service code. But it's not quite that simple. Like many E/M codes, they have attracted their fair share of myths that need to be busted before you can successfully document these E/M add-ons. Here are four of them along with some expert opinion to help you keep your prolonged E/M coding accurate. Mark the Codes to Know In...

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