Tag Archive for ‘E/M codes’

What surgeons should know about: Reporting new office/outpatient E/M codes

This column addresses frequently asked questions about the new office/outpatient E/M reporting guidelines.


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Dateline DC: ACS advises policymakers on problematic CMS proposed rule on E/M global codes

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.

Changes on the horizon for global services payment

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.

Effectively using E/M codes for trauma care

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.


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