tci E/M Coding Alert - 2016 Issue 7

Quick Dx Tips: Reduce Coding Headaches by Knowing Chronic Migraine Symptoms

Experts: You have to know which migraines qualify as chronic to code correctly. Any medical office that performs E/M service could end up treating a patient suffering from chronic migraine headaches. Challenge: Figuring out whether a patient has a chronic migraine (G43.7-, Chronic migraine without aura) gets confusing quickly, as there are some very specific targets that the patient’s condition must hit before you can report attach a chronic migraine code to an E/M to prove medical necessity for the service. Solution: Check out this list of indicators for chronic migraines from Yvonne Bouvier, CPC, CEDC,senior...

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