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    Is there an E/M code for doing an H&P only?

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    All of the E/M codes "could" be used for an H/P. The deciding factor is why is the H/P being done?

    Is this an H/P done by a primary care physician at the request of a surgeon for surgical clearance?

    Is this H/P being done as a hospital requirement and is not otherwise needed?

    Is this a well visit? School sports/camp visit?

    Does the patient have a particular condition that is being treated by the physician doing the H/P?

    Sorry I couldn't answer this more clearly.

    Suzan

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    I'm trying to get a hold of the physician now, to find out. Thanks Suzan

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    Hi Suzane -

    I just heard back for the Dr. -- He is doing the H&P for another dr. who will see the patient? So is there an E/M for that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gemini18 View Post
    Hi Suzane -

    I just heard back for the Dr. -- He is doing the H&P for another dr. who will see the patient? So is there an E/M for that?

    Sorry, I'm confused. Your doctor is filling out an H&P on a patient s/he is NOT seeing because some other doctor is seeing the patient?

    Please clarify.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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    Quote Originally Posted by FTessaBartels View Post
    Sorry, I'm confused. Your doctor is filling out an H&P on a patient s/he is NOT seeing because some other doctor is seeing the patient?

    Please clarify.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC
    Yes, Tessa that's correct. I am LOST!

    Here is what I have from one of the coders:

    A military patient that is coming in for an outpatient
    procedure. There is already a physician assigned to do the procedure, an H/P needs to be done and Dr. X was
    asked to do it. He won't be doing it until Friday - I just needed to
    know which code to use due to the fact that, this is ALL she will be
    doing for the patient.

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    Is she part of the same practice as the MD doing the procedure? When is the procedure? Is it the hospital requiring the H/P? Was the patient seen by the procedural MD prior?

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