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Socioeconomic Tips: E/M Coding can be Easier than You Might Think
Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons
  • Mark T. Savarise
  • Linda M. Barney, Wright State University
  • Jenny Jackson
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
4-1-2011
Abstract
Surgeons and their coding staff sometimes find evaluation and management (E/M) codes difficult to understand. However, the fact of the matter is that insufficient or incorrect documentation of E/M services results in payment denials and well as sanctions and penalties. This article addresses the use of the consultation codes and summarizes the changes in the 2011 Current Procedural Terminology (CPT)* manual that pertains to general surgery and closely related specialties.
Citation Information
Mark T. Savarise, Linda M. Barney and Jenny Jackson. "Socioeconomic Tips: E/M Coding can be Easier than You Might Think" Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons Vol. 96 Iss. 4 (2011) p. 41 - 43 ISSN: 0002-8045
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/linda_barney/17/