tci Part B Insider - 2014 Issue 27

E/M Coding: Miscoding ROS Level Could Cost You $91

Differentiate extended and complete systems review to judge if 99204 wins out over 99203. If you fail to correctly assess the review of systems (ROS) your physician documents in the chart, you could be costing the practice valuable earned E/M time. And because new patient encounters above 99202 require you to document ROS, the lack of one could slash your pay significantly if you fail to include it in your charts. Check out these FAQs to identify which level ROS the encounter fits before choosing a level of history and, subsequently, an E/M code. What Is ROS? ROS is...

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