I am new to anesthesia coding and have a question concerning E/M coding with anesthesia. Is it something that is done regularly? My understanding of what I have read is that they can do an E/M if it's over and above the usual problem focused pre and post surgery. This anesthesiologist will be doing Intrathoracic surgeries (CABG and pulmonary). Most of these patients will be in bad health originally, so would that be common to have a separate visit? Or would even these patients be included in the usual pre and post visits? Thanks!