tci E/M Coding Alert - 2018 Issue 3

You Be the Coder: Code This Asthma Encounter and Breathe Easy

Question: Our provider just saw a patient who had recently been to a local hospital's emergency department (ED) for breathing difficulties associated with asthma. During the visit, which lasted about 25 minutes, our provider administered the Asthma Control Test to show the patient that the ED admission was due to her inconsistent use of medication. After the test, the provider had the patient see one of our nurses who has been certified by the National Asthma Educator Certification Board. The nurse spent about half an hour on the education session with the patient. What is the best way to...

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