Uncomplicating the Annual Physical

Uncomplicating the Annual Physical June 3, 2024 Providers and coders tend to focus on the complexities of the components, rules, and requirements of AWVs (annual wellness visits) for Medicare patients. Much less attention is devoted to annual physicals for patients...

More E/M Coding Questions (and Answers!)

More E/M Coding Questions (and Answers!) April 29, 2024 This week, we pick up where we left off with the last issue of Coffee & Coding, when we addressed questions about how tests and lab work can count toward complexity of data in medical decision-making (MDM).1...

More Pro Tips & Tricks

More Pro Tips & Tricks April 15, 2024 Back by popular demand: We received such a positive response to our “tips and tricks” edition of Coffee & Coding that we’ve decided to make it a recurring feature each quarter. So, we invite you to grab a fresh cup of...

The Problem with Independent Historians

The Problem with Independent Historians April 8, 2024 In most cases, we know who independent historians are: mothers, fathers, guardians, grandparents, or adult children. But we still see many instances when the term is incorrectly applied in the documentation—mostly,...