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Cardiology Coding Alert

You Be the Coder:
Don't Rule Out ED E/M Code

Question: A patient presents to the ED with chest pain. The patient receives a complex cardiac workup to identify and treat or rule out a life-threatening cardiac event. By the end of the encounter, the final diagnosis was indigestion. Would this service be severe enough to warrant a 99285? Montana Subscriber Answer: Yes. There is a certain complexity associated with [...]