CPT Coding

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    These services don’t have a one-size-fits-all code.
    Late summer is prime time for patients reporting to medical practices for physicals, either for school, sports, or some other reason. When these patients report for physicals, your coding will depend on the type of encounter, the patient’s status and some payer peculiarities. Check out these   Read more..
    Posted on 16 Sep, 2015
    Review All Options Before Choosing Physical Code
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    Patients who have been to your practice might qualify as ‘new.’
    If you haven’t brushed up on the new vs. established patient rules for office E/M services lately, here’s a quick FAQ on when to select each. Who is a new patient? Quite obviously, if your practice sees a patient for the first time ever, you should choose   Read more..
    Posted on 15 Sep, 2015
    Observe 3-Year Rule When Deciding New vs. Established
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    Physician must treat a ‘critical’ patient to code critical care.
    If you’re thinking that your physician provided critical care service to a patient, make sure you line the encounter notes up with the definition of critical care before reporting 99291 (Critical care, evaluation and management of the critically ill or critically injured patient; first 30-74   Read more..
    Posted on 13 Sep, 2015
    Check Patient’s Condition, Length of Service Before Choosing 99291

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