Assigning Evaluation and Management (EM) Codes

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Resources: Figure 5.3 on p. 161, and Table 5.4 on p. 165 of Medical Insurance Assign appropriate E/M codes for the following five cases: Initial consultation is performed for a 78-year-old woman with unexplained weight loss, abdominal pain, and rectal bleeding. A comprehensive history and examination is performed. Answer: Appropriate E/M code to use would be 99205. A detailed history review was done along with a full derailed examination of the body, which included examination of various systems of the body. A 30-year-old patient presents complaining of flu-like symptoms characterized by unremitting cough, sinus pain, and thick nasal discharge. An examination reveals bronchitis and sinus infection. The patient is prescribed a 5-day course of Zithromax. Answer: Appropriate E/M codes to use would be 99214. The patient came in with detailed systems and intensive exam and treatment was given. Established patient on Lithium presents for routine blood work to monitor therapeutic levels and
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