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    Using E/M codes or CC cpt with 36556 and 31500 for Medicare PROBLEM!

    Good evening! I am hoping for some help on this. I am billing for a pain management doctor/anesthesiologist that goes to the hospital and will see a patient earlier in the day (E/M Codes- 99233/99232/99223) and then insert a catheter (36556) later on in the day (or vice versa) OR he will do an...
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    What drugs are ok to code in the ED when coding Intubation w/ sedation drugs

    Hello, Can someone please shed some light on this? My question is what is allowed to be charged if a patient comes into the ER and needs to get intubated. The ER MD states in his/her procedure note that at 10am patient is intubated with Etomidate and Succinylcholine. At 10:52am they...
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