Our billing department does not have access to the MUSE application. A statement such as "Please see MUSE for complete EKG interpretation" doesn't always get billed. Reasons are multi-factorial.
For EKG billing, you must document 3 of 6 of the following elements:
1. Rhythm or rate
5. Notation of comparison to prior EKG
6. Summary of clinical condition
I recommend making it easy on the coders. Try not to bury the EKG interpretation in a long paragraph. Use the EKG click box or separate it in your dictation.
You can bill for more than 1 EKG. Clearly document each EKG interpretation. From a medical legal viewpoint, it's always in your benefit to time your EKG reads.
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Charlotte, NC 28203