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EM Coding Alert

Specialty Focus -- Pulmonology:

Focus Your Diagnosis Coding for Pre-Op Clearance Encounters

Know when you can — and can’t — report an E/M service before surgery. If a surgeon performs a preoperative visit with a patient the day before he does surgery on her, that visit is included in the surgical global fee. But if the surgeon sends the patient to a different physician for surgical clearance, that physician’s coding options change. [...]