Recorded September 21, 2017
When it comes to auditing E/M services, there’s black, white and a whole lot of gray. Reasonable auditors can disagree. So, how can auditors and coders accurately select a level of service?
First, by thorough knowledge of the Guidelines themselves. Second, by developing a set of internal, defensible policies that address the gray areas of the Guidelines. Prior to the webinar, participants should re-read the original Guidelines and have a copy printed for reference.
The webinar will list common gray areas and suggest policy options for assessing: copying/pasting, over-documentation, how to score the 1995 exam, what “work up planned” means, how to credit—or not—the words “negative” and “non-contributory.” There will be a discussion of medical necessity and the non-key component, nature of the presenting problem.
Some parts of the Guidelines are open to interpretation, and attending this one hour webinar won’t change that. But, it will give coders the tools to develop an internal, consistent policy that is in line with the Guidelines.
As always, the webinar is free to CodingIntel members.
To request CEU credit, watch the webinar and submit your completed post-test to firstname.lastname@example.org. AAPC requires a score of 75% or higher.
Two ways to access:
1) Webinar only – $129.00
2) Watch on-demand FREE with membership
CodingIntel members get access to our entire library of coding resources including FREE access to three live webinars per year (a $387.00 value!) If you miss one, you can watch on-demand anytime.
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*This program has the prior approval of AAPC for 1 continuing education credit. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor.