EM Compliance: Understand the Most Common Pitfalls Made in Tallying EM Levels

Fri, Jul 11, 2014 --

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Clear all your EM doubts by joining an information-packed session – ‘Compliance Audit: 7 Top EM Errors That Trigger Paybacks’ by expert speaker Jennifer Godreau on July 24, 2014.

Coding correctly for Evaluation & Management (EM) services is critical – coding incorrectly or reporting with incorrect documentation for EM services can result in major compliance violations and loss of money for your organization.

Over the last few years, the OIG has found a significant increase in EM levels, possibly due to the use of EM tools with EHRs – and therefore auditors for Medicare, Medicaid, and private payers are scrutinizing EM levels more closely! Now more than ever, they are focusing on EM levels more strictly and have been seeking documentation for office visit codes 99201-99215 and hospital visit codes 99221-99233. The best avoid losing money is auditing EM services; however it is very easy to misinterpret various rules, leading to time-consuming and confusing compliance activity.

To decipher the EM rules clearly and understand the most common pitfalls in tallying EM levels, join an interesting webinar session on July 24, 2014 at 11 am ET by veteran speaker Jennifer Godreau, CPC, CPMA, CPEDC.

During this one-hour jam-packed session, the noted speaker will highlight:


  • Detailed guidance on 7 top EM errors that trigger paybacks
  • Key documentation required by CPT and CMS
  • Tips for correctly calculating history and exam levels
  • Tool for simultaneously applying both 1997 and 1995 guidelines
  • Many of the steps and techniques providers  can take to demonstrate coding compliance
  • Simplify  the various detailed exam rules
  • Safeguard time-based encounter pay
  • How to protect pay for 99205 and 99223 with compliant body system counting
  • Greenlight critical care records that contain two points
  • Medical necessity, EM level and documentation and EHR issues

The expert speaker will also answer all your questions and answers related to EM coding and compliance.  The webinar will benefit physicians, auditors, registered nurses, qualified healthcare providers, compliance officers, coders, office managers, healthcare attorneys and more. Attendees can credit 1 AAPC CEU. For webinar details, go to: http://www.supercoder.com/webinars



David William is a medical coding and billing expert. He is an enthusiastic writer and covers a wide category of healthcare, compliance and hospital administration topics. His expert opinion on various medical documentation challenges is always accurate and reliable. He also writes about specific code changes like CPT, ICD-9 , ICD-10-CM/PCS, among others.

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