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Primary Care Coding Alert

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Don’t Let These Codes Come Back to Bite in This Tick Scenario

Question: A patient came in to see our physician after being bitten by a tick. The patient’s mother had already removed the tick, but the mother brought the patient in for a follow-up. The provider saw the patient, then told her to return in two weeks for blood work. My questions are these: first, I know we should use W57.-, [...]