Kimberly Posted Tue 25th of November, 2014 11:52:28 AM
New Patient presents with significant family history of pancreatic cancer (mother, father, paternal grandparent). She has no symptoms at all and physician recommends CA19-9 and MR of pancreas. He coded 99244 but I'm not convinced that's appropriate here.
SuperCoder Answered Wed 26th of November, 2014 07:10:00 AM
Yes, E/M code 99244 is not appropriate for above documentation. You should go for lower level E/M code. I would suggest 99242.