4 ways to prevent claim denials due to incorrect evaluation and management code levels

Toni Elhoms, a Denver-based provider coding and education consultant, shared four tips with Medical Economics for preventing claim denials due to incorrect evaluation and management code levels.

The strategies are:

1. Make sure the evaluation/management code provides an accurate representation of the encounter between the patient and physician.

2. Look back at requirements in evaluation/management  guidelines when documenting code levels.

3. Don't overuse copy and paste functionality.

4. Be wary of prepopulated templates that may result in denials. 

 

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