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Gastroenterology Coding Alert

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Can You Report a Service When Patient Isn't Present?

Question: We had a patient’s son present to talk about his mother’s colonoscopy results and her diverticulitis, the implications for the future, what his options are for treating her, and which medications she should take. How can we bill for this visit? Subscriber Answer: The answer will depend on which insurer covers the patient. According to CPT® rules, if the patient’s [...]