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    Question AAPC E/M audit Tool Question

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    For purposes of the AAPC E/M Audit Tool, is the patient presenting to the ED (absent additional documentation) classified as:

    New Out Pt/Consult Pt Level


    Est Pt Level


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    In the ED, coding for the ED professional side, a patient presenting is always considered a new patient - never a consult. It is also POS 23, not inpatient
    Hope this helps,
    Last edited by ashack63; 05-13-2010 at 09:37 AM. Reason: add additional words

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    Apr 2007


    ER patients are always "new".
    Unless it is a scheduled revisit, for example a wound recheck or second round of IV antibiotics.

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    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Columbia, MO


    ER visit levels do not come as either new or established they are just ER visit. You use the 99281-99285 levels.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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