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Family Practice Coding Alert

You Be the Coder:
Routinely Reporting E/M With 11721? Think Again

Question: If our FP performs a procedure like the debridement of nails, is it necessary to also report an E/M code for the pre-operative evaluation of the patient? Colorado Subscriber Answer: Like with many other procedures, you should not automatically report an E/M code for the evaluation of the patient prior to a nail debridement procedure. You will only report the E/M [...]