Evaluation and Management Services: Beyond Box Checking

February 16, 2024 | By Jennifer McNamara, CCS, CPC, CDEO, CPMA, CRC, COSC, CGSC, COPC, AAPC Approved Instructor | CEO, Healthcare Inspired, LLC Beyond Box Checking Compliance with reporting Evaluation and Management (E/M) services often takes center stage and has received much attention in recent years. They are the main revenue stream for Primary Care…

Problems Addressed During an Encounter

  December 15, 2023 | By Stephanie Allard, CPC, CEMA, RHIT One area that keeps coming up in my conversations and education sessions is the definition and understanding, or misunderstanding, of the concept of a “problem addressed” during an encounter and how that is applied to E/M services. As treating practitioners document and as we…

Ask The Auditor: Leveling Chest Pain in the Emergency Room

One of the amazing benefits of a NAMAS membership is “Ask The Expert”.  For this “Take”, I’m going to share one of the questions submitted to us by a NAMAS member, Carol, about emergency room leveling related around chest pain and high complexity. So, Carol writes that the data column for most of their patients…