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    Patient presents for preop. exam. No condition is mentioned which requires the preop exam. No ROS is performed. 7 systems are checked for the PE portion. Am I correct to assign an office visit E/M code and not preventive med.? Thank You.

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    The preventive medicine E/M codes do not have hard set guidelines like the problem E/M codes. So number of ROS doesn't matter on preventive.

    If there is no reason for the visit, ie problem, it really should be a preventive code.

    Laura, CPC, CEMC

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