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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.
Several changes to payment policy and coding and reimbursement will take effect in 2013. Although the Medicare physician fee schedule and coding changes introduce several important payment and coding policies that will affect all physicians, this article focuses on updates particularly relevant to surgery and other related specialties.
Confronting the ethics, myths, and legends of restrictive covenants in the era of the contract surgeon
More and more physicians are opting for salary-structured hospital or institutional employment.