tci E/M Coding Alert - 2019 Issue 3

Observation Care: Heed This Advice for Clean, Compliant Observation Care Claims

CMS report points finger at insufficient documentation, incorrect coding. If you’ve ever coded 99234-99236 (Observation or inpatient hospital care, for the evaluation and management of a patient including admission and discharge on the same date …), you might want to pay attention to the January 2019 Quarterly Compliance Newsletter: That’s because this latest CMS report has noted some real problems in the way the code has been reported in the recent past, including insufficient or missing documentation and incorrect coding. So, what’s going on? We took a closer look at CMS’s findings, and here&rsquo...

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