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Coding for hospital admission, consultations, and emergency department visits

Coding for evaluation and management (E/M) services has become even more complex due to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ recent decision to reject the use of consultation codes and institute observation codes. This column provides sample cases that explain how to appropriately code for E/M services for a typical general surgery patient.


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