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The scoring mechanisms of the MDM are suggested tools, not rules or laws. In our last article we explored how time in conjunction with medical decision-making (MDM) must support the same level of service, and why that rule makes sense. However, we were left with a puzzling consideration in regard…
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Bad advice tends to circulate regarding how to select the correct E&M codes.   At a recent oncology conference in California, the speaker before me erroneously declared that the level of medical decision-making always controls the selection of code for any evaluation and management (E&M) service. She confidently asserted that…