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Ophthalmology Coding Alert

Reader Question:
Any Physician Can Use Emergency Department Codes

Question: An emergency department (ED) physician asked our ophthalmologist to see a patient who had ridden his tractor into a tree branch and injured his eye. The ED physician transferred the patient’s care to our doctor for the service. Can we report an ED visit for our specialist, who is not an ED physician? Supercoder Subscriber Answer: A common misconception [...]