Evaluation and Management Coding Advisor

Item No: EMCA20
ISBN: 978-1-62254-649-7
Availability: Feb-2020
Manufacturer: Optum360

Evaluation and Management (E/M) coding is notoriously difficult because coders have trouble selecting the correct code from among a range of seemingly appropriate choices. Consequently, providers make more mistakes with E/M coding than coding for any other item or service. This new 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 — Complete update to changes in E/M coding process.

Compliance guidance, checklist, and worksheets help avoid costly revenue take-backs.

ICD-10-CM code assignment hinges on the quality and detail of E/M encounter data. Get 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 now in one chapter.

Covers every E/M service. 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 2020