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Wheelchair evaluation

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    Default Wheelchair evaluation
    Medical Coding Books
    Does anyone know of a specific code for evaluating a patient who is in a wheelchair? Such as, a patient sees an internist and is wheelchair bound. Would there be something specific as to the patient being in a wheelchair?


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    Milwaukee WI
    Default Regular E/M codes
    You would use the usual E/M codes. Obviously you couldn't examine "gait and station" but you can state WHY this is impossible and still get credit for the musculoskeletal system (especially if you are using 1995 guidelines).

    Does that answer your question?

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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