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2021 Evaluation and Management Coding Advisor

Item No: EMCA21
ISBN: 978-1-62254-650-3
Availability: Feb-2021
PDF: View PDF
Manufacturer: Optum360
$129.95

Evaluation and management (E/M) coding is notoriously difficult because coders may have trouble selecting the correct code from among a range of seemingly appropriate choices.

Consequently, providers can make more mistakes with E/M coding than coding for any other item or service. This resource offers detailed and advanced guidance on selecting the appropriate E/M codes, with helpful resources designed for difficult E/M coding situations.

Key Features and Benefits

• Optum360 Edge — Free access to the first module of Optum360’s Evaluation & Management Education Overview eLearning course. Earn 1 CEU.

• Complete update to the significant changes in E/M coding process.

• Compliance guidance, checklist, and worksheets. Assists in helping avoid costly revenue takebacks.

• ICD-10-CM code assignment hinges on the quality and detail of E/M encounter data. Get the appropriate ICD-10-CM coding assignments with improved E/M coding process. Minimize physician queries and prevent delays in claims processing pending information and stop outright claims denials.

• Includes clinical case studies. Train coders and clinicians using real-life scenarios.

• Telemedicine services. Understand how E/M services are reported.

• Chapter addressing HCPCS codes. HCPCS types of services complete in one chapter.

• Covers E/M services. Review of the E/M rules and protocols.

• Helpful advice designed for difficult E/M coding situations. Well-patient exams, H1N1 flu, and other common, but problematic coding scenarios are explained.

• Includes knowledge assessments. With answers and rationale, get instant feedback on knowledge retention.

• Targeted areas. Review what auditors are targeting, such as critical care.

• Documentation guidance. Review key factors for proper E/M code selection, plus advice to help clinicians make an objective review of subjective information.

Year 2021