tci E/M Coding Alert - 2013 Issue 9

Test Yourself: Hone Your E/M Coding Skills With 5 FAQs

Pinpoint where you need a refresher. With a slew of E/M coding rules and difference between payer guidelines, getting your claim 100 percent accurate on the first try can be a challenge. Review these five questions from E/M Coding Alert readers to make sure your practice don’t fall victim to these pitfalls. Avoid In-Hospital Incident-to’s Question 1: How should we code a mid-level provider’s (MLP’s) report of an E/M service that she performs on a hospital inpatient? Is incident-to billing allowed for inpatient MLP services? Answer: Incident-to is not allowed in the hospital at all...

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