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Generous MUEs for office visits haven’t changed the rules for same-day visits

Effective Jul 14, 2020
Published Jul 20, 2020
Last Reviewed Jul 16, 2020
Question: I’m trying to figure out the impact of the new medically unlikely edits (MUE) for E/M codes 99201-99215. All codes have an MUE of 24. Does that mean a patient can see multiple physicians of the same specialty who bill under one tax ID on the same date of service? For example, could I bill two E/M visits if a patient saw Dr. Smith for shoulder pain and then saw Dr. Jones for knee pain?

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