Way back in 1992 all CPT "visit" codes were replaced by "evaluation and management codes," commonly referred to as E/M codes. We developed the E/M Coding Tool to help our customers with the transition. Today over 50,000 doctors offices, hospital coders, and health insurance claims examiners nationwide continue to use our famous E/M Coding Tool for help with E/M coding.
This simple and easy-to-use two-sided tool helps you select and validate E/M codes. This incredible gadget was described as "by far the most useful tool of this type I have seen..."by Barry Eisenberg, ph.D, former VP of the AMA, now Executive Director of ACOEM. The coding tool is continuously revised and updated, makes E/M coding faster and easier and is a great coding aid for both new and experienced coders.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
There are two ways to use the E/M Coding Tool.For selecting E/M codes, move the pointer to the Category, for example Office and Other Outpatient Services, New Patient. Then you move the pointer to each code until the dots in the window correspond to the service provided.
To validate E/M codes that you have already chosen, move the pointer to the code, then review the components in the window to confirm that the required history, examination, medical decision making, nature of the presenting problem and time match the service provided and the documentation in the medical record.