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97116 and the Emergency Room

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    Default 97116 and the Emergency Room
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    We provide gait training along with the crutches in our ED. An order by the MD or PA-C or ARNP exists for both the crutches and the gait training.

    Is it appropriate to use 97116 for this service, or is it considered part of the E/M level?

  2. #2
    Columbia, MO
    That is part of the E&M.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

  3. #3
    Thanks for the confirmation!

  4. #4
    Buffalo, NY
    Default 97116
    Is this true for Urgent Care facilities as well?
    Jackie M, CPC

  5. #5
    I agree as part of the E/M... thanks for the reinforcing!!
    Susan Edwards, CPC, CEDC, AAPC Fellow
    Swainsboro/Statesboro Georgia President

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