Evaluation and management (E&M) procedures for Medicare exams can be quite confusing. But the Nov. 19 administrator transition from TrailBlazer Health Enterprises to Novitas Solutions is an opportunity to hit the ground running with new tools from your new Medicare administrative contractor – provided you familiarize yourself with them beforehand.
Novitas Solutions made its Evaluation and Management Exam Score Sheets available on their website in several formats to make the switch as simple as possible. Novitas sorted the score sheets by specialty; they are an easy reference for the level of care given and a way to ensure that you've accounted for every service rendered. Remember the old adage "If it isn't documented, it hasn't been done."
TMA's Medicare 2013 seminar series will cover E&M documentation and billing, as well as many other trends and changes coming to Medicare over the next year.
Action, Oct. 1, 2012