Results 1 to 5 of 5

E codes

  1. #1
    Question E codes
    Exam Training Packages


    I know hospitals can make different decisions for there facilities. For example one hospital will have you code a EKG for the ED physician if the documentatin is correct and another will not.

    The situation I ran into is the hosptial group told the Billing Company that they do not want us to use any E codes. Since we are speaking of physician coding and not facility it did not sound like they can eliminate a code we would use.

    E codes are very important to overdoses, accidents, assaults, dog bites, etc etc and I can not imagine why they would say we can't use them. Has anyone come across something like this?
    April Lytle

  2. #2
    Location
    Everett Washington
    Posts
    3
    Default
    From what I understand, insurance companies dont recognize E codes anymore.

  3. Default
    Please post an example of what codes they do not wish for you to use in conjunction with E-codes. Is it all codes or just a family of codes?

  4. #4
    Default
    They said that they no longer want us to use E codes for anything. Bascially E codes no longer exsist to us.

  5. #5
    Location
    Tacoma, WA
    Posts
    1,087
    Default
    Quote Originally Posted by alsmdl View Post

    I know hospitals can make different decisions for there facilities. For example one hospital will have you code a EKG for the ED physician if the documentatin is correct and another will not.

    The situation I ran into is the hosptial group told the Billing Company that they do not want us to use any E codes. Since we are speaking of physician coding and not facility it did not sound like they can eliminate a code we would use.

    E codes are very important to overdoses, accidents, assaults, dog bites, etc etc and I can not imagine why they would say we can't use them. Has anyone come across something like this?
    April Lytle
    This would probably not be a good decision by the hospital group. E codes are important especially to any of the codes in the 800 and 900 series. The instruction that precede Chapter 17 states to use E codes to identify the cause and intent of the injury or poisoning. Insurance companies do look at the E codes. They are not primary codes, but they are essential in giving a full picture of an injury or poisoning...where, how, why it occured!

    I would definitely ask for more clarification as to why they are thinking E codes won't be required.
    Arlene J. Smith, CPC, CPMA, CEMC, COBGC

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 01-30-2015, 12:36 PM
  2. Reimbursement for consult codes vs medicare new office/hospital eval codes
    By cardiocoder in forum Medical Coding General Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-20-2014, 09:09 PM
  3. REV codes which now require HCPC/CPT codes
    By Temeka in forum Medicare Regulations
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-15-2011, 09:39 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Enjoying Our Forums?

AAPC forums are a benefit of membership. Joining AAPC grants you unlimited access, allowing you to post questions and participate with our community of over 150,000 professionals.

Join Now Continue Reading Without Full Access

Already a Member?

Login

Close Message

In addition to full participation on AAPC forums, as a member you will be able to:

  • Access to the largest healthcare job database in the world.
  • Join over 150,000 members of the healthcare network in the world.
  • Be a part of an industry leading organization that drives the business side of healthcare.
  • Save anywhere from 10%-50% with exclusive member discounts on courses, books, study materials, and conferences.
  • Access to discounts at hundreds of restaurants, travel destinations, retail stores, and service providers. AAPC members also have opportunities to save on heath, life, and liability insurance.
  • Become a member of a local chapter and attend regular meetings.