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95 Guidelines - Tuning Fork

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    Our physician is wanting to count the tuning fork on her E/M's. However, can the tuning fork be deferred to the audiologist in our office to complete or does she actually have to do the tuning fork herself to get credit?
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    Beverly


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    Using the 1997 ENT exam the doctor must be the one to assess the hearing with a tuning fork to count that bullet. The exception to a physician performing the exam elements is the measurement of vital signs; the notes state it may be measured and recorded by ancillary staff.
    Jerri, CPC

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