Updating guidelines and tables for office E/M coding

By James Davidson, MD

Editor’s note: This is the second article updating information first provided in the May 2007 edition of AAOS Now. This article covers components of the orthopaedic evaluation, while the previous article covered the issues of new and established patients and consultations.

The orthopaedic evaluation is made up of three key components: the history, the physical examination, and medical decision-making.

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