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Pulmonology Coding Alert

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Question: Our pulmonologist gave a theophylline prescription to a patient with asthma, but the next day, she called our practice to say that she had nausea, nervousness, an increased heart rate and a severe headache. The pulmonologist asked the patient to come back to the office, at which point he examined her, drew some blood, and determined that she was having [...]