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Emergency Department Coding & Reimbursement Alert

Behavior Modification codes:

Use a Structured Screening Tool for Behavior Modification Services Coding

Make sure you know the rules before assigning codes for smoking or substance abuse counseling. While a busy emergency department is not the ideal venue for lengthy preventive care counseling sessions, it can present a good opportunity to have a discussion about contributing factors that may have brought a patient to the ED for treatment. But you'll need to master [...]