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Look for Additional E/M on Unscheduled Procedure Encounters

Question: I am doing some light coding under the supervision of a senior coder. I was wondering about reporting an evaluation and management (E/M) service with procedures or surgeries I code. If a patient reports for an E/M service and the provider performs an unscheduled procedure or surgery, can I automatically charge for an office E/M if I add modifier 25? [...]