Physicians are educated and trained more extensively than any other healthcare professional. A misrepresentation of a practitioner’s level of licensing, i.e., using the clinical term “doctor” when there is no MD or DO behind the term, is not only misleading but can jeopardize patient safety, expectations and outcomes.
Terry dives into this controversial topic, stating where the blurred lines are and the importance of staying in our respective lanes.
Also, this episode’s coding question focuses on the new patient visit 99205.
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