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Changes to CPT coding for sedation

May 8th, 2017 / By Rebecca Caux-Harry

The CPT changes for 2017 brought a surprise, at least for me. You may have noticed a trend over the last several years of consolidation within the codeset. When two […]

E/M coding: Can we agree to disagree?

March 31st, 2017 / By Rebecca Caux-Harry

In the past, I’ve written several blogs about the complexity of E/M coding and how to find your way through. The first step is to establish the place of service, […]

Time-based E/M coding: When the guidelines don’t fit

September 28th, 2016 / By Rebecca Caux-Harry

This month, Inside Angle blogger Rebecca Caux-Harry discusses E/M coding guidelines with Andee Andriole, 3M senior manager of outpatient consulting services. Andee: Hey Rebecca, I was just reading some of […]

Enhancing patient care and the bottom line through LOINC / SNOMED CT implementation

September 23rd, 2016 / By Pam Banning

3M HIS has been busy participating in professional healthcare industry meetings during the first half of 2016. This included Clinical Lab Management Association’s ThinkLab, The American Society of Microbiology (ASM) […]

E&M coding: Element-based or time-based?

August 26th, 2015 / By Rebecca Caux-Harry

I went to see one of my physicians today. She at her computer, me in a chair, discussing the multiple medications I’m taking, and the resulting side effects. If you’re […]

Critical Care Coding

November 24th, 2014 / By Rebecca Caux-Harry

How many of us have worked for providers who, regardless of showing them the descriptor in the CPT book, insist upon charging critical care time for a patient in the […]

E&M Coding: The Final Level of Care

October 13th, 2014 / By Rebecca Caux-Harry

In keeping with the theme of previous blog posts–the professional realm of E&M coding–I’d like to discuss medical necessity as it relates to the final level of care. CMS has […]