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Gastroenterology Coding Alert

E/M Coding:
Visit Runs Longer Than Usual? Capture Pay With Prolonged Service Codes

Consider 3 tactics to account for extra time. You’ll see it happen from time to time – your gastroenterologist’s E/M face-to-face visit veers into overdrive. But you don’t need to lose pay for the extra minutes spent. Instead, turn to prolonged service codes when patient care extends beyond the typical time described in E/M codes 99201-99215. Read on for three [...]