Revisiting E&M Visit Guidelines � A Missing Piece of Payment Reform

Berenson, Robert A.; Basch, Peter; Sussex, Amanda
May 2011
New England Journal of Medicine;5/19/2011, Vol. 364 Issue 20, p1892
Academic Journal
The article examines the evaluation and management (E&M) guidelines being used for billing and hospital visits in the U.S. It says that the problems with these guidelines is that they specify the required contents of the medical record in excruciating and often irrelevant detail. It adds that they often cause clinicians to overdocument, making the medical record an ineffective source of communication.


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