Tips & Expertise: 2023 E/M Changes

Q:  Can time spent pre-charting the day before or charting notes a day after the date of the encounter be counted towards the total time for the E/M?​ A:  Per time guidelines, only time spent on the date of the patient encounter can be counted towards the total time...

Haugen Academy’s Guide to the 2023 E/M Changes

Purchase Webinar Shea Lunt, RHIA, CPC, CPMA, PMP Consultant Shea is a consultant for The Haugen Consulting Group with 11 years of health care industry experience. Shea has experience working on the professional fee side of coding, auditing, education and compliance...

Where Do I Find COVID-19 Coding Resources?

As the COVID-19 virus continues to mutate, so do the codes and coding advice used to track this pandemic. So where do we go for the latest information on COVID-19 coding? Here are the resources we recommend bookmarking. Make sure you reference them frequently, as...

Tips & Expertise: 2022 CPT Profee Updates

Q:  What’s the purpose of category III codes?​ A:  The use of category III codes allow data collection for these services/procedures.  Use of unlisted codes does not offer this.  If a category III code is available and describes the procedure performed, it must be...

Social Determinants of Health Example Case Studies

​Social determinants of health (SDOH) are the environmental conditions where people are born, live, learn, work, play, worship, and age that affect a wide range of health, functioning, and quality-of-life risks and outcomes. Some examples include income level,...