tci E/M Coding Alert - 2016 Issue 1

Follow 3 Tips to Successfully Report Pre-op Clearance Encounters

Note the pre-op clearance is different from an H&P. Many providers, both primary care and specialists alike, get requests from other providers asking them to clear a patient for surgery. If your physician performs this type of service, be careful how you code the encounter. If you don’t choose correctly, you might only bring in a portion of the reimbursement your provider deserves, or worse, your claim might come back unpaid. Take a look at these three tips to keep your pre-op clearance exam coding on the up and up. Consider a Consultation Code Before you bill...

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