AMA CPT® Assistant - 2000 Issue 2 (February)

Evaluation and Management (February 2000)

February 2000 page 11-end Coding Consultation Evaluation and Management, 99281-99285 (Q&A) Question Can physicians working at an off-site extension of a hospital emergency room, located approximately 20 miles from the main hospital, report the Emergency Department Services codes 99281-99285? The extension site is open 12 hours a day. AMA Comment Based on the emergency department services guidelines, the emergency department services codes (99281-99285) are used to report evaluation and management services provided in the emergency department. An emergency department is defined as an organized hospital-based facility for the provision of unscheduled episodic services to patients who present for...

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