Choosing an E/M code based on gut feeling is one of the biggest mistakes a physician can make.
Lisa Eramo, MA
Gain revenue by overcoming barriers to longitudinal comprehensive care
Physicians understand the connection between mental and physical health, yet many don’t feel equipped to address patients’ behavioral health problems.
Even though physicians have been able to bill CCM since 2015, they still run into problems in terms of getting paid.
Focus on accurate billing to drive and retain revenue.
It’s every physician’s worst nightmare: Receive payment for services rendered, but then a payer identifies an aberrant pattern in claims data, audits the records, decides it has overpaid the practice, and recoups those funds. That money you already allocated for overhead, staff salaries, bonuses, or new medical equipment? Gone. The good news is, physicians can take steps to focus on accurate billing and avoid costly recoupments.
Two new CPT codes allow payment when physicians order, review, and interpret new INR test results—even when patients self-test at home
Tips and warnings from experts for E/M coding
What physicians can do to harness patient-collected data.
What physicians can do to collect the payment they deserve while also avoiding compliance risk.