Tag Archive for ‘evaluation and management’

Coding for hospital admission, consultations, and emergency department visits

Coding for evaluation and management (E/M) services has become even more complex due to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ recent decision to reject the use of consultation codes and institute observation codes. This column provides sample cases that explain how to appropriately code for E/M services for a typical general surgery patient.

CPT 2012 brings with it new codes and code changes

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT)* 2012 manual comprises several new codes and code changes pertaining to general surgery and its closely related specialties. This article summarizes these modifications. New modifier The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires all health care plans to begin covering immunizations and preventive services without any cost sharing. Modifier 33 has been […]

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