• Test your E/M coding skills

    If you see a patient in the morning whom you instruct to return in the afternoon for a blood pressure check, what codes should you use for the visits?

    Answer: You should charge one evaluation and management (E/M) code for the combined services. Payers typically follow guidance from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services that says two separate office E/M codes may be reported on the same date only when the patient presents for two unrelated problems.

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    Posted on Jun 12, 2019 by FPM Editors

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