Can You Bill Multiple E/M Visits in Same Day for Same Patient?

Multiple E&M visits on the same day for the same patient addresses those instances when a single code is reported by a physician(s) or other qualified health care professional(s) for multiple medical and/or Evaluation and Management (E/M) services for a patient on a single date of service. Generally, a single E/M code should be used […]


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CPT Codes for Digital E/M Service

In the 2020 CPT codes set, CMS six released new codes to report online digital evaluation services or e-visits. The codes describe patient-initiated digital communications provided by physicians or other qualified health professionals, codes are 99421, 99422, and 99423. Three others who describe similar interactions when they involve a nonphysician health professional are 98970, 98971, […]


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Oncologists should be prepared for E&M service changes in 2021

It is important for all oncologists to be prepared as significant changes to the Evaluation and Management (E&M) codes E/M are into effect from January 1, 2021. Components for code selection were narrowed down to make them more clinically intuitive and to reduce variation among contractors and payers. Elements of MDM affecting coding for an […]


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Billing for Loss of Protective Sensation (LOPS)

Loss of Protective Sensation (LOPS) Basics Diabetic sensory neuropathy, or peripheral neuropathy, is the most common factor leading to amputation in people with diabetes. In diabetes, sensory neuropathy is an anatomically diffuse process primarily affecting autonomic and sensory fibers; however, distal motor findings may be present in advanced cases. Long nerves are affected first, with […]


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