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Counting Screening Labs and Imaging in Box B

Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:31 pm
by janinemarie86
Hello,

In regards to E/M services, if a provider orders a lab test/imaging that is strictly for a screening purpose would you count these lab test/imaging towards the Data to Be Reviewed or Ordered in Box B.
Example would be: cholesterol screening, mammogram, DEXA, etc.

1997 Documentation Guidelines for Evaluation and Management Services
AMOUNT AND/OR COMPLEXITY OF DATA TO BE REVIEWED
The amount and complexity of data to be reviewed is based on the types of diagnostic testing ordered or reviewed.

Re: Counting Screening Labs and Imaging in Box B

Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:59 am
by shutchins
This is credit for the work or ordering or reviewing a lab therefore the reason would not preclude it.
Your Question has been answered by: Shannon O. DeConda, CPC, CEMC, CEMA, CPMA, CRTT