Understanding the difference between medical necessity and MDM

Understanding the difference between medical necessity and MDM

Medical Decision Making specifically refers to the complexity of establishing a diagnosis and/or selecting a management option. Medical necessity refers to the appropriateness of the service provided for a certain condition.

Problems can arise with training and documentation, when MDM and medical necessity are used interchangeably, or when practices and payers define medical necessity differently.

Terry will help you understand the differences and also prepare you for what’s ahead in 2021 in today’s podcast episode.

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