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    patient has labs done...do we bill an e/m code? ONLY LABS

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    Based on the information provided... No, you would not code an E/M.

    Has all of the criteria been met to warrant an E/M or why are you inclined to code an E/M?

    It sounds as if maybe the patient had labs completed which were ordered by an outside physician or has a standing order for labs to be completed. If this is the case... No, you would not code an E/M.

    This is the most accurate answer I can give without more information.

    Hope this helps!
    Tracey Thompson, CPC, CPPM

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