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Hi there! I am a coder for facility ED and wondering if I could get some guidance. I am being told that if the physician performs a scan of the bladder in the ED with a post void residual measurement that this should be separately reported as a procedure. As well then our E/M dept should be assigning a procedure category to correspond. I was under the impression this was more of a radiology procedure as we don't add those charges why would we add this? but is it because its being performed by the ED physician? can you please advise...... and then what criteria would need to be met in order to report this as a separate procedure again on the facility side- not the physician.

thank you in advance:confused: