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Providing, Documenting, and Coding Medication Assisted Treatment in the ED

Emergency departments serve on the frontline of the fight against drug overdoses and opioid use disorder. While there have been several barriers to providing and billing for medication assisted treatment in the ED, many of those barriers have been reduced or eliminated. When emergency physicians do administer and/or prescribe MAT, here’s what they should document and code for their services. READ MORE

Place of Service Codes Updated for Telehealth, though Not for Medicare

The Medicare Place of Service Workgroup recently revised the telehealth place of service codes to reflect the need for greater specificity in the industry. While Medicare itself has not identified a use for the update within their own billing guidelines, they’ve made changes because “the healthcare industry has a greater need for specificity than Medicare” and “this eases coordination of benefits and gives other payers the setting information they need.” READ MORE

New Guidelines for Coding Split (or Shared) E/M Visits and Critical Care Services

In the final rule of the 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule, CMS made several changes to their longstanding policies for split (or shared) evaluation and management (E/M) visits and Critical Care Services. Here’s an overview of the new policies, along with some documentation and coding suggestions.
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2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule: What Emergency Physicians Need to Know

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently published the final rule of the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for 2022. In addition to changing the payment rates for 2022, CMS also finalized changes to several payment policies. We’ve highlighted a few of the biggest for emergency physicians below. READ MORE

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