Physicians and facilities use the same codes to report evaluation and management (E/M) levels for emergency department (ED) services, but follow different rules. Caral Edelberg, CPC, CPMA, CAC, CCS-P, CHC, and Raemarie Jimenez, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CANPC, CRHC, explain how to correctly choose the most appropriate E/M code for ED services.
Providers will now soon need only one unique health plan identifier when billing insurance companies. CMS finalized the Administrative Simplification: Adoption of Standard for Unique Health Plan Identifier rule released August 24.
QUESTION: I work in an urgent care setting and need to know if we can bill an administration code for injection of Toradol. For example, a patient comes in, and the provider performs an E/M and administers 60mg Toradol intramuscular. I have not been charging for it, thinking it’s bundled into the E/M.