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Tick Investigation Warrants E/M

Question: Is there a code to bill if the pediatrician examines a tick under a microscope to see if it’s a deer tick (i.e. for Lyme disease)? Supercoder.com Subscriber Answer: There isn’t a separate code that reflects the pediatrician’s work examining the tick under a microscope, but you can include this work in the E/M code for the day. Document the extra [...]