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CPT: Office visit codes
The author explains the CPT definition of "new patient" and describes how to document and code new-patient visits in compliance with Medicare's "Documentation Guidelines for Evaluation and Management (E/M) Services."
This article provides specific guidelines and examples that explain why, how and when physicians should report CPT code 99211.
The authors describe options for physicians and members of their staff who want to obtain certification in coding.
The author describes the requirements for coding level-4 office visits.
The author describes how to code and get paid for sports physicals and how to manage sometimes differing expectations of the parent, the patient and your own as the physician.
The author walks readers through the rules and the correct terminology for coding for skin prodecures. He also provides a cheat sheet to simplify "skin coding."
The new CPT codes for transitional care management are explained in this article, which also addresses the significant workflow issues that must be managed to perform the service as required.
Think of it as a way to help your patients, potentially save the system money, and help your bottom line all at the same time.