Coding Patient Encounters II. EPISODE 2 Determining the “level” of the encounter. Objectives. Understand the basic rules: Physician payment rules Basic CPT and ICD coding rules Be familiar with the 3 criteria for selecting the correct EM Code. The “Art” of CPT Coding.
Determining the “level” of the encounter
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Either the 1995 guidelines or 1997 guidelines may be used, but most general pediatricians use the 1995 guidelines as the 1997 guidelines were written with specialists in mind.