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Medicare, a physical exam, and an ECG?

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    Cool Medicare, a physical exam, and an ECG?
    Medical Coding Books
    Our PA did the following:
    I had one of these Medicare (turning age 65), preventive physical exams today for Ms XX. It did not occur to me at the time to order an ECG but I remember in the past that medicare would not pay unless and ECG was ordered. Is that still the case? If so, we need to get that ordered and send her for it right away. Please advise.

    HELP Please?

    Kristie Stokes, CPC-A

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    Greeley, Colorado
    Yes - for the IPPE an EKG MUST be done or the IPPE will not be covered.

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    Do we have to do the ECK here or can we send a referral for it to be done somewhere else?

    Kristie Stokes, CPC-A

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa Curtis View Post
    Yes - for the IPPE an EKG MUST be done or the IPPE will not be covered.
    We have not had that problem with our Medicare carrier.
    Roxanne Thames CPC, CPC-I, CEMC

    "Remember the greatest gift is not found in the store but in the heart of true friends"

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    That was suppose to say ECG or EKG..sorry

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