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Question??Need some clarification....

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    Question Question??Need some clarification....
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    When a pt come in for a PPD vaccine and have vitals done, can we charge a E/M Code? Sometimes it is done by NP or MA but rarely by MD but MD does sign office note.
    Yolanda T. Haskins CPC, CRC, OHCC, AAPC Fellow
    Past AAPCCA Board of Directors 2014 - 2017


    Alexandria, VA Chapter

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    It is our policy not to chg an ov, only PPD
    Karen Barron, CPC
    Hampton New Hampshire Chapter

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    The E/M would have to stand alone, if all you have is vitals and a signature there is not enough to support an E/M.

    If the reason they came in was for the PPD that is all you should be charging for unless there truly is a significant and separately identifiable E/M service provided.

    Laura, CPC, CEMC

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    Quote Originally Posted by katmryn78 View Post
    The E/M would have to stand alone, if all you have is vitals and a signature there is not enough to support an E/M.

    If the reason they came in was for the PPD that is all you should be charging for unless there truly is a significant and separately identifiable E/M service provided.

    Laura, CPC, CEMC
    Thanks for this info....ok this is how we have been doing it however the MD questioned it....
    Yolanda T. Haskins CPC, CRC, OHCC, AAPC Fellow
    Past AAPCCA Board of Directors 2014 - 2017


    Alexandria, VA Chapter

    ~ Practice Kindness ~

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