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Coding the Second Encounter for a Neck Strain Patient

Question: A patient visits the office for a second time. Notes indicate that the physician performed a level-three evaluation and management (E/M) service. The patient has a diagnosis of neck strain. How should we code this encounter? Michigan Subscriber Answer: First off, you’ll choose 99213 (Office or other outpatient visit for the evaluation and management of an established patient, which requires at [...]

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