Every healthcare organization is faced with the challenge of improving their auditing efforts to meet compliance requirements. Arming yourself with the right information can vastly improve the way your organization approaches Evaluation & Management Audits (E/M) audits.
There can be a lot of ambiguity in E/M coding. Let’s get to the bottom of common problem areas in exam, history, using time to bill, and medical decision-making (MDM), to address misconceptions and answer some important questions related to some of these abstruse topics.
You’ve read about the risks of improper E/M coding, you’ve been warned about unbundling, and and how to tackle common auditing challenges but you might be surprised to learn that all risks aren’t a result of inaccurate coding.