AMA CPT® Assistant - 1997 Issue 2 (February)

Evaluation and Management Services Revisited (February 1997)

February 1997 page 9 Coding Communication Evaluation and Management Services Revisited The coding consultation section of the October 1996 CPT Assistant contained questions and answers concerning Evaluation and Management services. The following question raises some additional questions: "When a patient comes in to our office solely for a blood draw for labs or for an immunization, should we report 99211?" Is a -25 modifier ever warranted with 99211? The -25 modifier was intended to be used with the highest level of E/M service in any category. At lower levels of E/M services, the services provided (ie, history, exam...

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