Tips to Optimize Your Emergency Department Facility Coding

Read BDA’s Latest White Paper on ED Facility E/M Levels

Although there are typically guidelines for coding for medical services, Emergency Department Facility E/M Services have little guidance. Is your facility reporting these services correctly?

If you’re unsure, then take a look at this paper from MedCV’s Teaming Partner BDA (BIll Dunbar & Associates). This is a short and important read, so be sure to share it with your billing team and leadership as well.

For more info, contact Terri Scales, National Director of Business Development / Regional Director of Client Services at 800-783-8014 or

Terri Scales, CPC, CCS-Pis a National Director of Business Development and Regional Director of Client Services with BDA. 

Terri obtained her professional coding certifications as a Certified Professional Coder from the American Academy of Professional Coders and as a Certified Coding Specialist Physician Based from the American Health Information Management Association. 

Her responsibilities as a Regional Director for each client include, Provider and Staff documentation and coding education, analysis of EMR templates, annual updates for CPT and ICD-10, along with EOP/EOB, UB-04 and CMS (HCFA) 1500 reviews.  She has over 25 years of health care experience with an emphasis on clinic management, coding, billing, and State Specific Workers’ Compensation Regulation and Compliance.

Terri Scales can be contacted at 800-783-8014 or

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