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Pulmonology Coding Alert

E/M Encounters:

2 Tips Help You Prep for Pulmonary Diagnosis Coding in Pre-Op Clearance Visits

Visit setting and type of payer will determine coding for an E/M service before surgery. Usually, you can’t report a preoperative visit with a patient the day before a major surgical procedure (i.e., procedure identified with a 90-day global period) as the visit is included in the surgical global fee. However, if the surgeon sends the patient to your pulmonologist [...]