Established patients: How to determine the proper level

November 1, 2003
Ray Painter, MD

Urologist Ray Painter, MD, is president of Physician Reimbursement Systems, Inc., in Denver, and is also publisher of Urology Coding and Reimbursement Sourcebook.

Instructions for coding for all Evaluation and Management (E&M) services have several elements in common. One should always base documentation and coding on the amount of work required to provide good patient care.