There are rules to follow when you are using "time" as your element of support for any evaluation and management (E&M) encounter. If a physician elects to report the level of care based on counseling and/or coordination of care, then a number of factors must be in the patient's medical record.
During this edition of Talk Ten Tuesdays, nationally recognized professional physician coder and auditor Terry Fletcher discusses the American Medical Association’s (AMA’s) rules, the position taken by Medicare, and how the electronic medical record (EMR) can actually assist you in your efforts.
But should time really be the new standard for supporting your patient encounters?
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