April 1, 2021
Would bilateral recurrent acute otitis media, on a patient that will need tympanostomy tubes, count as 2 problems in the new E/M guidelines for office visits?
No because these two problems will have the same concurrent treatment (tympanostomy tubes). Therefore, it counts as 1 problem.
*This response is based on the best information available as of 4/1/21.
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