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Otolaryngology Coding Alert

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Avoid Making This E/M Service and Global Days Mistake

Question: Patient had outpatient surgery:

·         42145 for the UPP, ·         42826 for the tonsils, and ·         31600 for the trach (added due to breathing difficulty). The patient was then transferred to another hospital the same day due to respiratory problems. The second hospital required an inpatient admission, and the patient seen daily for three days (99232). [...]