Tag Archive for ‘E/M codes’
This column addresses frequently asked questions about the new office/outpatient E/M reporting guidelines.
The ACS opposes the CMS proposal to adopt new E/M codes and to increase the values of most of the new standalone office/outpatient E/M codes.
The averted CMS policy that would have transitioned 10- and 90-day global payment codes to 0-day codes is summarized in this article, as is the legislation that will revise global payments in the coming years and the ACS’ advocacy-related role concerning these issues.
This column provides coding guidance and clinical scenarios on the appropriate use of E/M codes during the care of injured or critically ill patients, including the use of critical care codes, the coordination/counseling guide as a coding alternative to the tradition documentation guidelines (“bullets”), and modifiers for coding during the global surgical period.