American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

Evaluation and management (E/M) services are frequently furnished by surgeons involved in either evaluating or managing patient health. Surgeons and practice staff can maximize reimbursement and avoid claims denials by understanding how to properly document and code for E/M visits.

The ACS E/M Coding and Billing Resource Center offers tools to assist surgical practices in navigating Medicare guidelines for reporting a variety of different E/M services. 

Office E/M Codes

New rules were implemented in 2021 for selecting and reporting office/outpatient E/M codes

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Split/Shared E/M Codes

In 2022, CMS changed how E/M visits should be billed when performed by both a physician and nonphysician practitioner.

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Critical Care Services

Medicare definitions and guidelines for documenting and coding critical care services have been revised for 2022.

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