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Sensory Exam of Foot in Diabetic Patient

  1. #1
    Oklahoma City MidTown
    Question Sensory Exam of Foot in Diabetic Patient
    Medical Coding Books
    We have a physician who wants to bill separately for this exam (in addition to the E&M) which was performed with a tuning fork and filament. I say it is part of the E&M code and cannot be coded separately. Am I missing something?
    panderson - okc

  2. #2
    Wilmington, NC
    You are correct. It is one of the Neurologic bullets on your exam. Show the 97 Multi-System exam to your physician if need be.


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