Moderate Sedation FAQ

Does CPT still use the term Conscious Sedation? Starting with the release of the 2006 book the American Medical Association (AMA) CPT manual has further defined the concept of Conscious Sedation whic...

Emergency Physician Involvement, Utilization, and Compensation During a Pandemic

Coding and Reimbursement

Interested in ACEP‘s Reimbursement and Encoding Conference?

Learning Lounges

Reimbursement and Coding Bundles


Reimbursement Committee


Corporate Supporters

Introduction to ED Coding Schedule


Get Your CME Credit

CME Credit Statement

Coding Schedule

Coding Course Descriptions

Reimbursement Schedule


Who Should Attend

Conference Pricing

Reimbursement & Coding Conferences

Shared/Split Services Sample Letter

Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) FAQs

2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) and MACRA Quality Payment Program (QPP) Proposed Rule: ACEP’s First Take

Wound Repair

Floor Emergencies FAQs

Telehealth During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency FAQ

Billing and Coding for COVID Care

CMS Approves the Use of ED E/M Codes for Telehealth


Protecting Emergency Physician Compensation During Contract Transitions

Incision and Drainage FAQ

Observation Physician Coding FAQ

EMTALA and Prudent Layperson Standard FAQ

Mental Health FAQ

Emergency Medicine Alternative Payment Models: Frequently Asked Questions

Advocating Against 2021 Medicare Cuts

Acute Unscheduled Care Model

Reimbursement FAQs

Compensated Time for Faculty Academic Administration and Teaching Involvement


ACEP4U: Federal Surprise Billing (Out-of-Network Billing) Advocacy

ACEP4U: New Medicare Code Values

Salary and Benefits Considerations for Emergency Medical Services Professionals

What Every Graduating Resident Needs To Know About Reimbursement

Rejected Codes by Payer FAQ

Personal Finance

ICD-10 Back Pain Vignette

ICD-10 Headache Vignette

ICD-10 Resources

ICD-10 Eclampsia Vignette

ICD-10 Open Fracture Vignette

ICD-10 Pneumonia Vignette

ICD-10 Abdominal Pain Vignette

ICD-10 Chest Pain Vignette

ICD-10 Fight Bite Vignette

ICD-10 Sepsis Vignette

2019 Medicare E/M Frequency Distributions

Sample Letter for Ultrasound Denial with Bundling into E/M

What Every Graduating Resident Needs To Know About Reimbursement

Top 20 ED Reimbursement Codes

Episode-Based Reimbursement

Emergency Medicine and Payment Reform

Sample Letter for Special Services (CPT 99053)

Observation - Physician Coding FAQ

CMS Final Rule on X-Ray/EKG Interpretations

ACEP Information Packet

Appeal for Bundling Separately Reportable Procedures with Critical Care Services 99291 Sample Letter

Assignment of Benefits Denial Sample Letter

Concurrent Care Denials Sample Letter

Critical Care Service Denied in the ED Sample Letter

Downcoding of E/M Services Based on ICD-10 Diagnostic Code Sample Letter

Sample Appeal Letter for Bundling Splints (CPT codes 29105-29130 and 29505-29515) with ED E&M Services (CPT codes 99281 - 99285)

Services Denied Based on ICD-10 Codes Sample Letter

The Impact of Unreimbursed Care on the Emergency Physician

CMS (then HCFA) memo regarding X-Ray/EKG Interpretations in the ED

Lack of Recognition of CPT Modifier 25 Sample Letter

Sample Appeal Letter for Bundling CPR (CPT code 92950) with ED E&M Services (CPT codes 99281 - 99285)

Sample Letter for Non-Medicare X-Ray-ECG Interpretation Bundled into Evaluation and Management Code

Reimbursement: Compliance

Reimbursement: Diagnostic Interpretations

Reimbursement: Resources

Evaluation and Management Documentation Requirements – CMS vs. CPT

Medicare Carriers Manual Part 3 - Claims Process Transmittal No. 1566

Templated Letters for Appealing Denied Claims

Incorrect Coding Audits Sample Letter

Sample Letter for Medicare Carrier X-Ray-ECG Interpretation Denial

Reimbursement: Documentation Guidelines

Reimbursement: Advanced Practice Providers

ED Facility Level Coding Guidelines

Coding and Reimbursement Pearls

Assignment of Benefits

Emergency Physician Overhead

Fair Payment for Emergency Department Services

Payment for Ultrasound Services in the Emergency Department

Fair Coverage When Services Are Mandated

Third-Party Payers and Emergency Medical Care

Compensation Arrangements for Emergency Physicians

Definition of Democracy in Emergency Medicine Practice

Medical Services Coding

Surgical Package FAQ


Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) FAQ

Critical Care FAQ

Medical Decision Making And The Marshfield Clinic Scoring Tool FAQ

ED Evaluation and Management Documentation Requirements – CMS vs. CPT


Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners FAQ


Orthopedic Fracture / Dislocation Management FAQ

Appealing Denied Claims FAQ

Diagnosis Coding and Sequencing FAQ

Approach to Emergency Department Coding FAQ

Advance Care Planning FAQ

Pulse Oximetry Interpretation FAQ

Utilization Review FAQ

Modifier Dictionary FAQ

Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) FAQ

Observation Care Payments to Hospitals FAQ

Ultrasound FAQ


Health Care-Acquired & Provider Preventable Conditions FAQ

Behavior Change Intervention FAQ

Scribe FAQ

Nerve Blocks (Digital, Dental, Peripheral, etc.) FAQ


Medicare's Hospital Readmission Reduction Program FAQ

APC (Ambulatory Payment Classifications) FAQ

Telemedicine for Medicare Patients FAQ



Teaching Physician Guidelines FAQ

Special Service Code (99053) FAQ


Physician Reimbursement

Medicare, Medicaid & CHIP

Documentation Guidelines FAQ