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  1. #1
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    Apr 2007

    Smile Audits

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    Hello All -

    I would like to ask this question, especially to all the auditors/reviewers -

    Do you give your doctors credit for reading and interpreting EKGs? Or, if the physician signs one, do you give him/her credit for it?

    I was asked this question on several occasions and I stated if they interpret it into their notes and document it, I would give them credit.

    Is this correct?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Baton Rouge


    What do you mean by credit? Do you mean to code the Professional Component? When a patient has lab work with an office visit, his interpretation is included in the visit. Correct me if I'm wrong.

    Chastity Cecil, CPC
    Asst. Physician Practice Manager
    Chastity Nault, CPC
    HIM Professional Services Coder - Remote

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