Physician Practice

Golden rules, abbreviations to blame for E/M woes

Physician Practice Perspective, April 21, 2002

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Evaluation and management (E/M) coding has its own pitfalls that can affect your reimbursement. During a recent audioconference, Curtis J. Udell, CPAR, CPC, and Judy Breuker, CPC, CCS-P, CHCC, presented “E/M Guidelines: Documentation, coding, and compliance.” They discussed the 12 common E/M pitfalls, and solutions you can incorporate into your practice. Here are the first six. We’ll publish the rest in the May issue.1. Looking for “golden rules”Too many physicians look for rules they can apply to every patient encounter, says Udell. But each en counter is

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