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Neurosurgery Coding Alert

Reader Question:
Demystify HPI for Cleaner E/M Coding

Question: We have a provider who believes that if she has an extended HPI, then she can report the high-level E/M codes, but I don’t agree with her reasoning. Can you help us out? Hawaii Subscriber Answer: You are correct. An extended history of present illness (HPI) does not guarantee a higher-level evaluation and management (E/M) code, but without an [...]

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