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Time-based CPT coding and billing for E/M services

E/M code assignment for hospital admissions based solely on the provider’s documentation of face-to-face-time spent with a patient can be confusing and requires a detailed understanding of CPT guidelines.  Lori-Lynne A. Webb, CPC, CCS-P, CCP, CHDA, COBGC, reviews reporting requirements for E/M visit levels based on the provider’s documentation of time and CPT coding for hospital admissions.

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