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Gastroenterology Coding Alert

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Prolonged Services for Gastroenteritis

Question: A 50 year old male has persistent vomiting and gastroenteritis. On assessment, the patient demonstrates the signs of dehydration, such as dry lips, dry axilla and loss of skin turgor. After basic E/M, the provider decides to start intake of oral rehydration solution. The provider monitors the patient’s status for two hours thereafter, till he decides the patient’s condition to [...]