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Pulmonology Coding Alert

You Be the Coder:

Are ED Codes Site-Specific?

Question: Our pulmonologist saw a patient in his office for an emergency. Can I use the emergency department E/M codes to report this visit? Subscriber Answer: No, you cannot report ED E/M codes (99281-99285, Emergency department visit for the evaluation and management of a patient, which requires these 3 key components ...) for services your physician provided in his office. As evident [...]