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‘Translate’ This Term to Understand Appropriate Code

Question: After a level-three evaluation and management (E/M) service for a new patient, the provider confirms a diagnosis of osteophyte in the patient’s shoulder. What is osteophyte, and how should we code this encounter? Michigan Subscriber Answer: Osteophyte is no more than a clinical term for bone spurs. This patient had bone spurs in his shoulder. On your 99203 (Office [...]