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Prepare yourself, your staff and your providers for the 2021 E/M changes.

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Fri Mar 19, 2021 11:52 am

Can you discuss if a provider can bill an E/M code when the patient is not present. Previously the description for the office visit included the verbiage patient and/or family. That verbiage is no longer included. Example family member presents to discuss altered mental staff of the patient but the patient is not present. Medicare will not cover but some commercial carriers will. Can you discuss how or if this can be billed.
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