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E & M vs ER

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    Question E & M vs ER
    Medical Coding Books
    Pt presents to ER w/food impaction, pt is seen by ER MD. My GI MD is requested to consult, he does consult w/pt (pt is established w/GI MD) in the ER and subsequently performs EGD w/foreign body removal. Can my GI MD charge for E&M as well and the procedure?
    If so would this be an ER charge or Established pt office or other out pt?
    Any help is appreciated.
    Nancy N

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    Columbia, MO
    It will be an ER E&M since the patient was first examined by the ER physician and the ER physician called your physician in.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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    Thank you Debra!

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