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Determine Patient Status For POS in Emergency Room

Question: Our physician was called to the ER to see a patient for dysphagia. He assessed the patient and found a food bolus. Physician performed removal of foreign body (43247). This was neither a consult nor was it an admit. The charge posted for the physician was an ER CPT® with 25 modifier but should the POS be outpatient because procedure [...]