Medical Coding

Evaluation and Management

The evaluation and management (E/M) patient visit is the core of most family physician practices. Family physicians and other qualified providers can maximize payment and reduce stress associated with audits by understanding how to properly document and code E/M patient visits.

Evaluation and management services are a category of CPT codes and are used for billing purposes. The majority of patient visits require an E/M code. There are different levels of E/M codes, which, among other things, are determined by the visit complexity and documentation requirements.