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Can I bill an E&M for a scheduled procedure

  1. #11
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    Clearnace Sale
    Sounds like they came in a month ago and saw the Dr. The Dr. said come back in 1 month and we will do the scan. Then the patient returned in one month and the Dr. did the scan and also charged an E/M. If this scenario is correct, I do not believe he can charge the second E/M, just the scan.

  2. #12
    Duluth, Minnesota
    FINALLY! I get it! LOL... it WAS planned and scheduled a month in advance!
    sheesh! sorry about that... I thought they already had the scan done and was coming back in for follow up... my mistake!

    I agree with mbort and lphillips (due to my new found knowledge) they indeed are correct.

    (it only takes a house to fall sometimes)

    thanks to you too Anne ...
    Donna, CPC, CPC-H

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