The new billing rules are confusing.
So I made a postcard-sized guide that is actually helpful to use while charting:
The AMA released the new guidelines in a format that is basically unreadable.
Go ahead and take a look, its on pages 8-13 of this PDF document.
The design is absolutely atrocious.
I wanted a quick reference tool that I could look at while charting....
Not 6 full size pages that will get lost in a stack of EKGs.
So I made the ED Billing Guide shown above.
It clips easily to my monitor.
Here's a poorly photoshopped example:
Another key problem: the AMA used wording that just isn't applicable to EM.
I reworked the wording to make it understandable, and added examples that are actually useful.
It's simply a better tool than anything the AMA has put out:
- single page
- better design
- easier to use during a shift
- EM-specific language
- useful examples
Its not perfect.
I chose simplicity and utility over complexity.
But I think its good enough for 95% of our charts.
Come back soon to order a copy for yourself.