Evaluation and management (E&M) services are the target of many audits by government and commercial payers. While other services may have higher claim dollar amounts, E&M services are the overwhelming leader by volume of services billed and a huge target for audits. To keep audits at bay, TMA is offering professional coders a full-day coding workshop for office staff — E&M Coding Made Easy, April 19 in Austin from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm CST— presented by auditing expert Shannon Deconda. TMA also will offer a webcast specifically for physicians — E&M Services from the Physician's Perspective — from 6 to 8 pm CST April 19.
Completion of the E&M documentation and coding seminar will help professional coders and physicians:
- Establish medical necessity for the level of service provided,
- Lower the risk of payment recoupment and audits, and
- Get paid what is due the first time.
The workshop will delve into how payers mine physicians' billed levels of services to identify and focus audits on overutilized codes.
Action, March 15, 2016
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May 31, 2016