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livnitlarge

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I am new to ER coding and was taught that under Complexity/Medical Decision Making: most encounters done in ER are "new problem to examiner; add'l work-up planned"; because they are almost always ordering X-rays, labs, ect......I was just informed that the "add'l w/u" is what is done OUTSIDE of the ER. Any comments would be appreciated.

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M Wood
 

lrhoward

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Any encounter done in the ER is considered new problem w/ additional work-up. Hope this helps
 

cknittle

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Any encounter done in the ER is considered new problem w/ additional work-up. Hope this helps
Hello Ms. Howard,
I do not give every encounter in ER the additional work-up. If a patient was seen and treated, then recommended follow-up with PCP, then I would give "no additional workup planned".
 

kak6

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When the physician says follow up with PCP in 3 days if not improving this is not additional work up. However if they say contacted PCP and appointment Mon. morning @ 9am this is additional work up planned and should be used.
 
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