tci E/M Coding Alert - 2014 Issue 7

Prolonged Services: Focus on 3 Tips to Capture Deserved Extra Pay With +99354-+99357

Multiply your reimbursement by ensuring your physicians are using their watch to note accurate E/M time. According to Part B MAC National Government Services (NGS), one of the most common errors related to coding prolonged services is the physician’s failure to document the total visit time. But if you can get your provider to accurately and totally document the visit time, you’ll be able to see if additional time was spent and code accordingly. Review these three tips to gain a better understanding of how to accurately determine the E/M and prolonged service times so you never...

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