Did you know that if your EHR is producing E/M documentation that is robust in one section (such as History) and thin in another (such as the Physical Examination), you may be trusting the device to do too much?
Auditors can down-code most of your E/M claims due to an empty “Physical Exam” section in the documentation. However, some practices argue that the EHR vendor told them that patients being seen for established problems already have a physical examination documentation on file, and that the EHR will carry it over from one visit to the next. In reality, this may be true for past medical, family, and social history (PMFSH), but not for a physical examination.
Correct documentation and coding for E/M services is one of the most misunderstood requirements placed on a physician. The risk is that making documentation and/or coding mistakes means that you’re putting your practice at risk for major compliance violations. Your practice could lose precious revenue. Plus, the EHRs that offer coding or coding recommendations can confuse you and lead to costly errors. Join our expert speaker, Barbara J. Cobuzzi, to navigate through the dangers of E/M services and avoid potential disasters along the way.
At the end of this session, you’ll have all the definitions you need to know. You will be able to fit all the many E/M working pieces together and be able to present this in a way that makes sense to your physicians. With this information in hand, you will bring medical necessity, E/M documentation and EHR issues all together.
Highlights of the session:
Components of E/M Services
Who should attend?
Physicians, Office Managers/administrators, Coders, Billers, Billing Managers/Supervisors, EHR implementation teams
Barbara J. Cobuzzi owns CRN Healthcare Solutions which provides value added provider consulting services. She holds a B.S. in industrial engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from New York University. She holds certifications from the AAPC as a CPC (certified physician coder), COC (certified hospital outpatient coder), CPC-P (certified payer coder) a CPC-I (certified coding instructor) and a CPCO (certified professional compliance officer). She also holds...
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