Billing Standards

The Emory Healthcare Office of Compliance Programs has developed, based on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) documentation/billing requirements, the “Emory Standards for Documenting, Coding and Billing for Professional Services.”

This manual provides guidance to assure that claims for provider services and items paid for by government and private payers are complete and accurate. All services and items provided to patients should only be billed when they are medically necessary and accurately documented in the medical record.