Guide for Evaluation and Management Services
These guides are designed to provide education on evaluation and management services (face to face time with eligible provider/office visit). It includes the following information: medical record documentation, evaluation and management billing and coding considerations, the “1995 Documentation Guidelines for Evaluation and Management Services” and the “1997 Documentation Guidelines for Evaluation and Management Services
How is My Visit Coded?
E/M services health care professionals may use either version of the 1995 or 1997 documentation guidelines, not a combination of the two, for a patient encounter. An FAQ on 1995 & 1997 Documentation Guidelines for Evaluation & Management Services can be accessed in the Downloads Section below. It provides information about using the 1997 documentation guidelines for an extended history of present illness along with other elements from the 1995 guidelines to document an E/M service performed on or after September 10, 2013
Breast Cancer Awareness & Prevention
If you see pink everywhere you turn this month, here’s why: October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time when survivors, advocates, and health organizations strive to raise awareness of the progress we’re making together in fighting this disease – and the things women can do to protect themselves.
Trouble remembering to schedule your mammogram?
Sign up for the mammogram reminder tool on the American Cancer Society
How to Administer a Self Breast Exam
How is My Visit Coded?
- Mammograms can find breast cancers earlier, when they are easier to treat and the chances of survival are higher. That’s why the American Cancer Society recommends yearly mammograms and breast exams for women 40 and older. If you’re putting off getting your mammogram because you’re scared or nervous, watch some real women talk about their experience. You’ll see this life-saving test is nothing to be afraid of.And don’t forget that in addition to getting a yearly mammogram, there are steps women can take to reduce their risk of breast cancer:
And perhaps most important, be sure to talk to your doctor if you notice any changes in your breasts or have any other concerns. That conversation could save your life.
- Eat a healthy diet to help control weight, since being overweight or obese may raise breast cancer risk.
- Get regular physical activity. The American Cancer Society recommends 30 minutes a day, 5 or more days a week. Forty-five to 60 minutes a day is even better for reducing breast cancer risk.
- Limit the amount of alcohol you drink to no more than 1 drink per day. Alcohol is clearly linked to an increased risk of developing breast cancer.
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