Current Procedural Terminology

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Do we code EVERYTHING? Also the project is E/M codes but the work sheet has procedure codes? I assume so that we can code an ordered tests like is PoCase020 with the chest x-ray?

So specifically for that case I would code the E/M code, x-ray code, and prescription codes?

PROFESSOR ANSWER

Yes, the codes are E/M services that fall under the CPT (Current Procedural Terminology) so I’m speaking to E/M services as well, when I reference procedures.  You never code “ordered” tests, they have to be completed and within that visit by that same provider to be coded. You will not include tests, ordered or completed.  You are coding whatever services are provided to that particular patient at a very specific encounter by that provider.

Hope this helps to clear that up.  Be sure to review the Guided Walk Through as well.

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FROM A DISCUSSION FORUM

STUDENT QUESTION

Do we code EVERYTHING? Also the project is E/M codes but the work

sheet has procedure codes? I assume so that we can

code an

ordered

tests like is PoCase020 with the chest x

ray?

So specifically for that case I would code the E/M code, x

ray code, and

prescription codes?

PROFESSOR ANSWER

Yes, the codes are E/M services that fall under the CPT (Current

Procedural Terminology) so I’m speaking to E/M services as well, when I

reference procedures.

You never code “ordered” tests, they

have to be

completed and within that visit by that same provider to be coded. You

will not include tests, ordered or completed.

You are coding whatever

services are provided to that particular patient at a very specific

encounter by that provider.

Hope t

his helps to clear that up.

Be sure to review the Guided Walk

Through as well.

MORE DETAILS FROM A DISCUSSION FORUM

STUDENT QUESTION

Do we code EVERYTHING? Also the project is E/M codes but the work

sheet has procedure codes? I assume so that we can code an ordered

tests like is PoCase020 with the chest x-ray?

So specifically for that case I would code the E/M code, x-ray code, and

prescription codes?

PROFESSOR ANSWER

Yes, the codes are E/M services that fall under the CPT (Current

Procedural Terminology) so I’m speaking to E/M services as well, when I

reference procedures. You never code “ordered” tests, they have to be

completed and within that visit by that same provider to be coded. You

will not include tests, ordered or completed. You are coding whatever

services are provided to that particular patient at a very specific

encounter by that provider.

Hope this helps to clear that up. Be sure to review the Guided Walk

Through as well.