Tips & Expertise: 2021 E/M Changes

Q: Can we count resident’s time?A: No. Teaching physician rules haven’t changed. Resident time is not billable. Q: Do you need to document exactly how you spent your time with the patient, or just the total minutes?A: It is recommended to document total minutes plus...

Facility E/M Levels

Digging Into HIM & Coding Blog For many, the ins and outs of facility evaluation and management (E/M) coding for emergency department (ED) services are shrouded in mystery.  In an industry where everything seems to be regulated, there appears to be a lack of...

Top 10 Things to Know About 2021 E/M Changes

E/M changes are coming.  Lucky for us, we have almost a whole year to figure them out! They are set to take effect on January 1, 2021.  The American Medical Association (AMA) has published the changes, as well as numerous tools to assist us. Let’s take a closer look...