A new patient presented and the decision was made to do a matrixectomy at this visit. Can both an E/M service ( ie. 99202) and a CPT/procedure code (ie. 11750) be billed?
This is an ongoing issue with CMS and the commercial health insurance industry. Can an Initial E/M service be billed on the same encounter as a CPT code (ie. minor surgical procedure code)?
The answer is yes, but…
ALL CPT (Procedure) codes have an inherent E/M component.