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Pain Management Coding Alert

You Be the Coder:
Get NPI Right on Incident-to E/M

Question: An established Medicare patient with a plan of care in place to treat a chronic knee injury reports to the PM specialist for an evaluation and management (E/M) service. Dr. X initially diagnosed the patient and initiated the plan of care. During this E/M visit, however, Dr. X is not in the office suite. The nonphysician practitioner (NPP) performs [...]