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    Default additional workup for ED E&M

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    If the ER physician reviews lab or x-rays, does this justify counting the dx and management options as a new problem with additional workup even if no further treatment was ordered other than any labs or x-rays at the time the patient presents to the ER? Thanks for any help with this.

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    I answered in the ED forum. My first instinct is "no" but I'd be interested in hearing other opinions.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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    Apr 2007
    North Carolina


    I tend to associate additional workup as an admission or transfer but it really depends on the nature of the visit. Below is a pretty good article on this very topic.


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