According to both the ACR and ASG (Gastro), there are standards for the clinical evaluation of the patient prior to induction. However, that record may be incorporated into the formal report and does not have to stand alone or anything of the like.
The "billability" of these things is a hot topic I'm sure. We, personally, maintain a prudent approach, that the service should not be separately billed (and in most instances there will not exist enough documentation to support an E/M anyhow).
What I discovered was that the physician professional groups are useful when appealing to a provider that may not meet the minimum standards set out. Always helpful to have a clinical commentary on documentation...
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