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…

Evaluation and Management Survey Findings Download

November 1, 2023 | By Shannon O. DeConda We conducted a comprehensive survey to gain a better understanding of the ongoing debate in the industry about whether the E/M level of services is increasing or decreasing with the latest guidelines implemented in 2021. While we acknowledge that the survey isn’t scientifically conclusive, we urge organizations…

What You Need to Know About Prolonged Services in 2021

  December 25, 2020 | By By Grant Huang, CPC, CPMA The New Year is nearly upon us and with it, implementation of the much-talked-about 2021 E/M guidelines for office/outpatient codes 99202-99215. These guidelines include completely revamping how time works for selecting code levels, which in turn has resulted in brand new rules for prolonged…

Recreating the Structure

  September 22, 2023 | By Shannon DeConda, CPC, CEMC, CEMA, CPMA, CRTT Let’s get uncomfortably honest. With continued reimbursement cuts, like this year’s $9-12k per provider E/M cut, organizations cannot sustain 100% coding validation. Now, let’s get brutally honest. This is compounded by a lack of truly skilled and knowledgeable coders looking to fill the…