Revenue Cycle

Identify elements for appropriate E/M level

Briefings on APCs, November 1, 2013

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Coders select E/M levels based on criteria developed by their organization. CMS has proposed a significant change to E/M coding-replacing the current 20 E/M levels for new patients, existing patients, and ED visits with three G codes-but that change would only apply to Medicare patients and only to the facility side.

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