NGS E/M Changes Not Mandatory


By: Lorna Simons, CPC
Medco Consultants, Inc


As per the June 14, 2017 News Alert, National Government Services (NGS) is no longer making the changes to the examination requirements mandatory for providers beginning 7/1/17. Providers can use either original standard or the new suggestion. 

The audit tool on the NGS website will remain unchanged.

It is important to remember when documenting and coding E/M visits that they are comprised of 3 elements: The History, Examination and Medical Decision Making.