This book explores Evaluation and Management (E/M) coding and serves as a resource in the practice and application of level of service codes.
For two decades the 1995 and 1997 guidelines have provided guidance and structure around the documentation requirements necessary to support professional, outpatient services. After twenty-three years, Medicare has announced the adoption of a new set of standards to be released on January 1, 2021.
This book will serve as a guide for correct code assignment and as an educational resource for the 1995, 1997 and 2021 documentation guidelines.
Stacy Swartz, RHIA, CCS, CPC is the president of Swartz Consulting Services in Zanesville, OH. As an AHIMA Ambassador, and an approved ICD-10 trainer, Ms. Swartz has 25 years of experience in the coding and health information industry having worked all facets of the profession from coding to billing to vice president of operations. With expertise in both professional and facility service lines, she has served as an educator/consultant to over 2,000 coders and upwards of 400 physicians. Ms. Swartz' coding experience includes both inpatient and outpatient services having worked with several of the largest health systems and hospitals in the industry. She is erudite on HIPAA and federal regulations, and has been instrumental in organizational restructuring, client onboarding, systems application, and ICD-10 implementation. Ms. Swartz received her bachelor's degree from Herzing University.