tci E/M Coding Alert - 2015 Issue 4

Emergency Codes: Report More Than 1 ED E/M Code to Pay Multiple Professionals

Don’t try to get paid for a nurse’s work in the ED when the patient doesn’t see a physician. When two physicians, your emergency doctor and a consultant from your group, provide services during the same emergency department (ED) encounter, you can report the same ED code for each provider — but your claim’s success depends on detailed documentation from both doctors. Continue reading to learn what E/M codes to submit for emergency department services, even when the provider isn’t assigned to the ED. Look Beyond the Code Description When a provider sees a...

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