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    Question E/m 99283

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    Who can bill for this CPT? The description is Emergency Dept visit, since it's an E/M code, this should be used only by the ER physician, not the hospital/facility, right? Please advise.

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    As a practise, 99281-285 are used to code facility ED coding based on possible interventions. But for billing, these codes will be cross-walked to their respective APCs.

    for further information: http://www.acep.org/practres.aspx?id=30428

    Hope that helps!
    Jagadish, CCS-P, CPC

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    I code Emergency Room charts for physicians and facility. Yes, the E/M
    level 99281-99285 are used for both physician and facility. The difference
    is on the physician chart you are only billing for the services performed by
    the physician-the level and any procedures the physician performed. On the facility chart you are coding for services for the facility only -pushes-supplies etc along with your E/M level.
    I hope this helps.

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