E/M Coding & Billing Answers, 2014 (Spiral)
Solutions to 99201-99499 coding and billing challenges E/M Coding & Billing Answers, 2014 provides detailed answers to your most challenging E/M billing and coding questions. The real- world FAQs and sample scenarios from coders and billers ensure you can apply the answers you seek to your everyday encounters. E/M Coding & Billing Answers, 2014 will help you code and document E/M services (99201-99499) correctly, as well as develop protocols to handle ambiguity in the guidelines that work in your internal compliance plan - before an external audit occurs. Prepare your practice for the increase in audits of E/M coding and billing promised by the OIG with this must-have resource. It includes the most up-to-date E/M code and guidance changes and includes: * A detailed E/M chart audit tool created by a top E/M trainer, consultant and auditor to standardize your audit approach and ensure accurate, effective E/M services dissection. * Real-life E/M visit notes to improve your auditing skills to cover a range of specialties and E/M encounter types, including new patient, established patient, consultation, subsequent hospital visits and more. * Tips, hints, definitions and warnings highlighted throughout to allow you to easily find important E/M coding and coverage information used by auditors to spot red flags in a chart. * A mock examination and answer key that allows you to test E/M coding guideline knowledge. * Abbreviated words and phrases used in E/M definitions and the CMS/AMA Guidelines. * Complete 1995 and 1997 Medicare E/M coding, billing and documentation guidelines. * Plain-English, up-to-date incident-to-billing guidance to ensure you're properly documenting each provider's service and getting the reimbursement you deserve. This is the only E/M education guide endorsed for specialty certification preparation by the Board of Medical Specialty Coding & Compliance (BMSC) as a study guide for its Advanced Coding Specialists-EM certif.