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    Default Injection not Administered-How to code?

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    We had a 5 yo little girl today vitals were taken, & pt. was assessed by a provider. She is an established patient. A Rochepin shot was ordered, the shot was drawn up. The mother refused the shot. How do we charge? Do we charge for the Rocephin?
    Dawson Ballard, Jr., CPC, CEMC, CPMA, CCS-P, CPC-P
    Compliance Auditor

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    Dawson Ballard, Jr., CPC, CEMC, CPMA, CCS-P, CPC-P
    Compliance Auditor

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    Apr 2007
    Duluth, Minnesota


    no...can't charge anything- it wasn't given... there's NOTHING to charge. apparently they should have gotten the "ok" for they shot BEFORE the got it ready. Mom has a right to refuse. You can't bill for something not given/not done.
    Last edited by dmaec; 02-03-2009 at 11:57 AM.
    Donna, CPC, CPC-H

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    We we just code for the E/M service, correct?
    Dawson Ballard, Jr., CPC, CEMC, CPMA, CCS-P, CPC-P
    Compliance Auditor

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    Apr 2007
    Jacksonville, FL River City Chapter


    Yes. Bill an E/M if documented.

    Seth Canterbury, CPC, ACS-EM

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