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Can you bill and E/M and an enema?

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    A patient comes in for constipation. After the exam the doc performed an enema. I'm sure he wants to get paid for this extra work. But so far I don't see a way for this to happen. Anyone come accross this before?

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    A patient comes in for constipation. After the exam the doc performed an enema. I'm sure he wants to get paid for this extra work. But so far I don't see a way for this to happen. Anyone come accross this before?
    Performing the enema is part of the E/M service, so if it is properly documented this can increase the level of E/M the provider chooses.
    Arlene J. Smith, CPC, CPMA, CEMC, COBGC

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