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Ortho Coding E/M

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    Smile Ortho Coding E/M
    Medical Coding Books
    In order to charge a new patient level 4 exam don't you need to have an 8 element exam? Wasn't sure if specialty is different. I have all HPI, ROS, etc but only 4 exam therefore thinking only a new patient 99203 can be charged. Thanks

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    Evansville Indiana
    Default E&M
    If you are using the 1995 guidelines, yes. But you may be better off using the 1997 system specific exam for musculoskeletal system.

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