tci E/M Coding Alert - 2018 Issue 8

Reader Question: Code for E/M on Patient Return for CMG Results

Question: A patient came to our office for a urodynamics cystometrogram (CMG)/voiding pressure study. She did not see the physician during the visit. The physician interpreted the results later that day. Can we have the patient return a week later and bill the appropriate E/M code? Arizona Subscriber Answer: If the patient returns to the physician to collect the results of a normal CMG/voiding pressure study performed the previous week, and the physician does not change or start a new treatment plan, you should not report a separate E/M code. You will only submit code 51728 (Complex cystometrogram [ie...

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