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    I generally do not bill for hospital visits and am questioning whether or not there is a code for an extended ED visit. Any help in this area would be greatly appreciated.

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    Apr 2007
    Columbia, MO


    No ER visits are not timed based, there is no way to augment an ER visit, you may not upcode either. As a wise person once said, it is what it is.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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    Apr 2007
    Richardson, Texas


    Unfortunately, time is not a component of Emergency Department E/M codes, therefore, no extended or prolonged care can be reported. Emergency Dept. codes are based on documentation of the 3 key components and nature of the presenting problem. The only time would be a factor for ED E/M coding would be if Critical Care services were provided.
    Linda Hallstrom, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CEMC
    Richardson, TX AAPC Chapter

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