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    Default Counseling vs Referral codes

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    I am taking my CPC exam on April 9 and want to know the difference between counseling vs referral codes.

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    I'm sorry, I'm not sure I understand what codes you are talking about.

    Most E/M codes can be based either on key components or time spent counseling and coordinating care.

    Are you talking about consults vs referral (ie transfer of care)? Or am I way off?

    Laura, CPC, CPMA, CEMC

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    I was told my a member of the AACP the CPC exam will ahve questions on the new Counseling vs Referral codes and what is the difference between them. So I assume that it is more to do with counseling vs referrals. Let me know,


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