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  • Evaluation & Management Coding Resources

    IDSA has developed Evaluation and Management (E&M) coding resources specific to the practice of infectious diseases (ID). Given that ID physicians provide more of these services than almost any other specialty, understanding the E&M coding rules will help to maximize payments and minimize audit risk. Please click on the hyperlinks below for more information about these resources.

    IDSA Developed Resources 

    IDSA Billing and Coding Updates 2013
    IDSA 's Billing and Coding Updates 2013 webinar provides information relating to the ID practice concerning the topics of Fecal Microbiota Therapy, Transitional Care Management, Complex Chronic Care Coordination, and Care Management Oversight.

    Correct Coding Resources for Handhelds
    An electronic version of the updated inpatient pocket card and outpatient wall poster is now available for download to a handheld device. Before downloading the handheld version, please read the instructions on installing the appropriate document reader. 

    Outpatient Correct Coding Wall Poster (PDF)
    Designed to assist ID practices in choosing the appropriate outpatient E&M code.

    Inpatient Correct Coding Pocket Card (PDF)
    Designed to assist ID practices in choosing the appropriate inpatient CPT code.

    Understanding Medicare's Consultations Decision (PDF)
    Provides information on how ID physicians should bill for their services in lieu of Medicare’s decision to eliminate payments for the consultation codes. 

    Additional E&M Coding Resources 

    Evaluation and Management Services Guide (PDF)
    This guide was developed by Medicare to assist providers to appropriately code for E&M Services.

    1995 Documentation Guidelines for E&M Services (PDF)
    Provides definitions and documentation guidelines for the three key components of E&M services and for visits which consist predominately of counseling or coordination of care.  

    1997 Documentation Guidelines for E&M Services (PDF)
    Provides a greater level of detail for the E&M documentation requirements governing general multi-system and single organ system examinations.

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