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E & M 1997 or 1995 guidelines for cardiac exam

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    Default E & M 1997 or 1995 guidelines for cardiac exam
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    Hello. I just started cardiac coding for e and m. Am I completely obligated to use the 1997 guidelines to code the visit if I have a comp exam anyway? Please help. Thanks
    Barbara Liimatta-CPC

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    Phoenix, AZ
    You are not obligated to use either unless a carrier specifies one or the other. However, they usually don't. You can use either based on what works best for the documentation.
    Cyndi Allen, CPC, CIRCC
    2015 Local Chapter President, Casa Grande, AZ

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