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    What are the similarities in Emergency Room physician coding and Ambulance coding?

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    Cherry Hill, NJ


    from what I've seen there aren't many similarities at all. ER Docs usually use CPT codes, while the ambulance companies/crews bill with HCPCS. also, unlike ER Docs, the ambulance folks can bill for the supplies they use (backboard, C-collar), as well as oxygen administration, and mileage. usually the most the physician can get is the E/M, and professional components of diagnostics, but they have to be the one to actually write the report for the x-ray, EKG, or whatever else they wanna bill for. did someone tell you that they're similar? just curious cause I've never seen any similarities.

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    I would be curious about that as well....
    Susan Edwards, CPC, CEDC

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