Posts by Edward Nielsen

CMS: Ensure time spent with patients is appropriately valued with E/M code changes

Beyond performing sophisticated procedures, many specialists primarily spend hours each week conducting face-to-face visits with patients to perform examinations, diagnose diseases and coordinate care. These time-intensive services, which are referred to as “evaluation and management” (E/M) services, are crucial to diagnose complex and chronic diseases, help patients keep disease symptoms in check and avoid adverse…

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