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General Surgery Coding Alert


Capture Pay When Visit Time Runs Long

Follow 3 expert tips for prolonged service. Complex surgery case, records review, counseling, and research — when those factors send your surgeon’s E/M face-to-face visit into overdrive, don’t lose pay for the extra minutes spent. Do this: Turn to prolonged service codes when patient care extends beyond the typical time described in E/M codes 99201-99215. Read on for three expert [...]