25 does not mean unrelated nor does it require the E/M to be unrelated to the procedure.
Obviously it would save Medicare a lot of money if that was the only time you used the 25, but it would be incorrect.
Your example of the toradol sounds correct to me. Had the patient been scheduled just to get the injection and only saw the nurse then no you would not have a separately billable E/M.
All procedures have a little E/M built into them, when you go above and beyond that is when you code out the E/M in addition to the procedure and use the 25. There are several threads about the proper use of 25, I would suggest browsing thru those maybe they will clear up some of the confusion.
Laura, CPC, CEMC
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