Review of professional claims with emergency room level 5 E/M codes
Empire will request documentation for identified claims, and level 5 ER professional reviews will evaluate the appropriate use of the level 5 ER code based on the AMA CPT coding manuals, and Empire guidelines. Reimbursement will be based on the ER E/M code the submitted documentation supports.
Please note, these coding reviews are not related to any prior notifications of reviews which examine the appropriate use of ERs for non-emergencies, nor do they include the examination of emergent versus non-emergent reasons patient utilize emergency room services.
May 2019 Empire Provider Newsletter