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Pulse Ox coding

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    When do we code for the pulse ox in the Emergency Room? Specifically respiratory and cardio issues?

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    that is the only time we pick up the charge, those two scenarios also chest pain
    Pat A. Trautner, CCS/CPC/CEDC/CHONC

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    Good question. Answer: Do not code the pulse ox; however, pulse ox counts as one point towards the amount and/or complxity of data to be reviewed in the Medical Decision Making potion of the E & M service. Therefore, it helps the level of coding for E & M services only.

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    i think it depends on your facility, you may want to check policy.
    Pat A. Trautner, CCS/CPC/CEDC/CHONC

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