Awareness : Frequently Asked Questions

Evaluation and Management (E/M) FAQs-Key Component Examination

Key Component-Examination:

  • Question: Do you use the numeric conversion for the 1995 E/M guidelines (i.e., problem focused exam: one system and/or body area, EPF exam: 2-4 organ systems and/or body areas, Detailed exam: 5-7 body areas and/or organ systems, Comprehensive: 8 organ systems)?

    Answer: The 1995 guidelines do not specify exact numbers—problem focused implies one system/area, and only comprehensive has a numeric indication (8). Source medicare.fsco.com