Watch out: Our latest Medicare data shows us that E/M denials have been going up — not so much for the high-level codes practices normally worry about, but for the lower ones, especially for new patients.
You soon may be able to offer patients transportation to your offices for appointments and receive payments from hospitals with fewer compliance risks, now that HHS’ Office of Inspector General (OIG) has proposed a new rule updating the anti-kickback statute and civil money penalty (CMP) law.
Use this tool, provided by Nancy Enos, consultant and coding educator at Enos Medical Coding in Warwick, R.I., to ensure proper E/M coding.
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