Teri Posted Wed 13th of November, 2013 14:44:56 PM
CAN CARDIOLOGIST BILL ED E&M SAME DATE AS ED DOCTOR BILLING ED E&M
SuperCoder Answered Wed 13th of November, 2013 23:31:46 PM
Example: A patient visits the cardiologist for an appointment complaining of occasional chest discomfort during exercise. The patient has a history of hypertension and high cholesterol. After the physician completes an office visit it is determined that the patient needs a cardiovascular stress test that is performed that day by the same physician.
The physician codes an E/M visit (99201 – 99215) and he also codes for the cardiovascular stress test (93015). The modifier 25 is added to the E/M visit to indicate that there was a separately identifiable E/M on the same day of a procedure.