Emergency care outside an ED
Modifiers for multiple births
History and physical for hospital readmittance
Home health certification
Materials for fiberglass splints
Coding pelvic exams and Pap smears
99173 with an E/M service
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Editor's note: While this department attempts to provide accurate information and useful advice, third-party payers may not accept the coding and documentation recommended. You should refer to the current CPT and ICD-9 manuals and the Documentation Guidelines for Evaluation and Management Services for the most detailed and up-to-date information.