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Pediatric Coding Alert

You Be the Coder:

Know How, How Not to Report Sick, Well Visits Together

Question: I code for a pediatrician that wants to add an additional evaluation and management (E/M) encounter to almost every well-child visit (WCV). Here are two examples. First, a child came in for a WCV and told the pediatrician that she had fallen and hurt her wrist. The doctor examined the wrist, notes that it is tender, and orders X-rays. [...]