AMA CPT® Assistant - 1997 Issue 10 (October)

Evaluation and Management Guidelines: Interpreting Tests/ Studies (October 1997)

October 1997 page 9 Coding Communication Evaluation and Management Guidelines: Interpreting Tests/ Studies In 1997, a paragraph in the Evaluation and Management Guidelines (E/M) under Levels of E/M Services was revised. The revised paragraph states: The actual performance and/or interpretation of diagnostic tests/studies ordered during a patient encounter are not included in the levels of E/M services. Physician performance of diagnostic tests/studies for which specific CPT codes are available may be reported separately, in addition to the appropriate E/M code. The physician's interpretation of the results of the diagnostic tests/studies (ie, professional component) with preparation of a separate distinctly...

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