If the group starts, please count me in too! Thanks!
Please include me in your group. I am a beginner in the world of ED Coding and would like any and all knowledge that you can share.
Please include me in your group. I am a beginner in the world of ED Coding and would like any and all knowledge that you can share with me also
was this group ever started?
Anyone know what happened to the ED group idea?
I would like to join your group. I am starting the practicum for my CEDC. I need everything I can learn.
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Coding for A Surgeon in the ER
When a patient is seen in the ER and the ER Dr. does his exam, then he calls in my surgeon. My Surgeon does a H&P and then decides to do surgery. The patient remains an outpatient, never an inpatient.
I want to make sure that I'm coding the H&P done in the ER correctly. I thought that only one physcian can bill Emergency Room Codes 99281-99285
in this case the ER Dr. and then my surgeon would bill either New or Established Office/Outpt. codes 99201-99225 or consult codes 99241-99245 depending if we meet that criteria. Does this sound correct? If yes, when would my surgeon ever get to bill the ER codes.
Thank you for your help
Marci Klaubauf, cpc
Surgeon billing ER codes
Our surgeons bill the ER codes only when the ER physician doesn't see the patient.
Occasionally a patient comes in that will definitely be a surgical case, and on the ER physician documentation form we'll see a notation such as "surgery only" ... which means IN OUR HOSPITAL ... that the ER doc did not see the patient but only a physician from the Surgery Department saw the patient. In those cases, if the patient isn't admitted to the hospital we'll use the ER codes.
But for outpatient surgeries, our surgeons usually admit the patient to "observation status," so they then use the 99218-99220 codes as per documentation.
Hope that helps.
F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC
Last edited by FTessaBartels; 11-04-2009 at 03:02 PM.
Count me in
I have moved from the coder realm into Chargemaster, but E/D coding and billing is always a challenge. Count me in on any networking that we can do.
Just wondering if this group ever got started and how do I get in?
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