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Pediatric Coding Alert

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Non-Surgical Services for Recovering Surgery Patients

Question: One of our patients underwent emergency appendectomy surgery at the local emergency department (ED) at 11 p.m. on Thursday night. The next day, our pediatrician was called to the hospital to treat the patient for dehydration. Notes indicate that he conducted a problem-focused interval history and examination, and straightforward medical decision making (MDM). Can we report this service, even though [...]