An Overview of the FY 2021 Evaluation and Management Code Changes

For the first time since 1997 the American Medical Association (AMA), in collaboration with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), will implement significant changes to the Evaluation and Management (E/M) office visit codes and guidelines. This paper provides an overview of the E/M changes that will be implemented January 1, 2021. Background and…

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Single-Path Coding Tip

UASI Solutions

Are you ready to take your coding to the next level? What is single-path coding? It is a coding process where the coder codes both diagnoses and procedures for professional fee services and facility services at the same time using single-path coding (dual coding). It is performed by one coder who has the skill, knowledge,…

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Concurrent Coding – Exploring the Concept

Medical Coding

In today’s healthcare industry, the standard, simple coding process is a thing of the past. Coding patient records has become quite complex; it is imperative that coding professionals not only work to capture the correct DRG (diagnosis-related group) assignment, but also accurate illness severity and mortality risk, as these factors directly impact organizations’ quality-based initiatives….

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