It is 2023, Now What?

  January 27, 2023 | By Stephanie Allard, CPC, CEMA, RHIT A large part of the last 6 months for auditors and educators has been spent in preparation for the new 2023 revisions to the 2021 E/M guidelines. For some of the patient settings, this is a large change. While many see the 2021 E/M…

2023 Audit Planning

How many charts have you guys already audited in 2023? That’s a really big question. I hope you’re already starting to discuss your audit plan for 2023. It’s not too early, and I hope you’ve already started actually auditing charts for 2023. I recently sent out an audit tip that addressed productivity and quality production…

HIPAA Considerations When Business Associates and Data are International.

  December 9, 2022 | By Rachel Rose, JD, MBA Overview Although it is said that “business is global”, there are some nuances to this blanket statement to consider when creating, receiving, maintaining, or transmitting electronic protected health information or electronic health information (herein the blanket term “PHI” is used) internationally.[i] Before delving into items…

The Role of the History and Examination in 2023 Evaluation and Management Services

  December 2, 2022 | By Jill Young, CPC, CEDC, CIMC While listening to the virtual AMA CPT/RBRVS Annual Symposium lecture by Gift Tee, BS, MPH, Director of the Division of Practitioner Services in the Hospital and Ambulatory Policy Group (HAPG) of CMS on the Update from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), I…