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The author, a well-known coding consultant, explains the rules governing CPT coding for evaluation and management services in cases where it makes sense to code on the basis of visit length rather than elements of the history, physical exam, and clinical decision making.
The article explains how a physician's time spent providing a service can influence the level of coding in certain situations.
This article discusses the basics of CPT coding for office and hospital visits, giving special attention to the codes family physicians use most (established-patient office visit codes).
The article reviews the coding and documentation requirements for the 99214 office visit code.