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Emergency Department Coding & Reimbursement Alert

Nasal Hemorrhage Coding:

Sniff Out The Method or Technique When Coding For Controlling Nosebleeds

Check the chart carefully to see if a separate procedure is warranted for nose bleed presentations. Many patients present to the ED complaining of a nosebleed, but not all of them should be billed for treatment of epistaxis. Some patients present due to epistaxis but are not actively bleeding in the ED. In these encounters the physician may not perform [...]