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Outpatient Facility Coding Alert

You Be the Coder:
Understand How to Count Exam Element Obtained Through a Scope

Question: When reviewing my physician’s notes, how should I count exam elements when they are obtained through a scope, such as 31231 or 31575? Do those elements support the E/M and the scope or just one or the other? I always thought the elements collected via the scope support the procedure only. Alabama Subscriber Answer: If you are reporting an E/M service [...]

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