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Docs' Biggest Medical Regrets

We'd like to only remember the good things we've done in life and forget the bad, but that's not how our minds work. Everyone lives with a few regrets from their personal lives and careers. We asked a few doctors to share some of their biggest regrets in medicine.

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"Upcoding" means reporting a higher-level service or procedure or a more complex diagnosis, than is supported by medical necessity, medical facts, or the provider's documentation.

Answers from our coding expert on questions regarding new versus established patients; split/shared E&M; 92060 requirements; and same-day admit/discharge.

Our coding expert discusses coding for unspecified diagnosis at the time of encounter; a problem-focused exam; and scribe services.

Answers from our coding expert on questions regarding benchmarking resources; 92225 vs. 92226; procedures in visit notes; and chronic care management.

Over the summer CMS added four new modifiers that will require a much greater degree of specification when coding surgical procedures.

Get coding guidance on resident consultation via telephone; discharging patients; antepartum care; and more.

Is there any "primary-care setting" where a resident may bill the office visit without a teaching physician, other than in the primary-care exception?

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