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  1. Question E/M
    Medical Coding Books
    I Have question regarding "Medical Decision Making". If physician orders & reviews lab.....then should I give 2 points (1 point for review & 1 point for order) Or should I give just 1 point altogether?
    If anyone answers this question that will help me a lot to code/audit the charts.

    Thanks.

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    Default Review and/or order
    The guidelines state "Review and/or Order ..."

    The "and/or" means that whether
    a) you review -OR-
    b) you order -OR-
    c) you review & order
    you still only get 1 point.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CPC-E/M

  3. #3
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    i agree....1 point is all you should give.

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    Here's a good website that could be useful.

    http://emuniversity.com/MDMCalculator.html

    Click on "data points"--click "start"
    Click on "review or order clinical lab tests"

    This provides how many data points you can receive. Play around with this website...it has alot of great information.

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