Renee Dowling is a compliance auditor at Sansum Clinic, LLC, in Santa Barbara, California.
Medical decision making simplified in 2023 - Diagnoses addressed
New diagnosis definitions for the 2023 E/M codes.
Coding: Physical exam vs. annual wellness visit
Can you tell the difference between an annual physical exam and an Annual Wellness Visit (AWV)?
Coding: Unbundling and undercoding
Odds are, you are making these mistakes and missing out on revenue
Coding: Preventive counseling with evaluation and management
Your coding questions answered.
Coding drug therapy requiring intensive monitoring
E/M Level when time and MDM are documented
E/M Level for skin exam
Coding questions answered.
Coding: Consult or no consult?
Your coding question answered.
Examples of medical decision making
A pair of case studies provide insight into medical decision making.
MDM – Coding acute, uncomplicated vs. acute with systemic symptoms
What is the difference between an acute, uncomplicated illness and an acute illness with systemic symptoms?
Critical care in 2023
Coding changes for critical care in 2023.
Correctly documenting and billing e-visits
The providers in our clinic want to start billing e-visits. Can they bill for all the communication between the provider and patient through our online portal?
Telehealth services billing unchanged at least through 2023
Any billing changes won't come for a while.
Answering your coding questions
What you need to know about prolonged services, medical assistant, and E/M codes.
Medical coding common problems
Dodge these common problems with medical coding.
Outline of 2023 evaluation and management changes
Get prepared for next year's changes.
Coding case study: Type 2 Diabetes follow-up
What you need to know about coding a follow-up appointment for Type 2 diabetes.
Refresher: How to determine new vs. established patient
Don't lose out on revenue by misidentifying patients.
What is a medical coding and billing audit?
An internal medical coding and billing audit can ensure a practice is billing correctly.
Modifier 25: Are you using it correctly?
CMS says that the modifier is being overused and misused.
Medicare telehealth services for 2022
Some telehealth provisions introduced to combat the COVID-19 pandemic have been continued until at least the end of 2023.
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