These codes are used
to bill for established
patients being seen in the office. An established patient is
defined as someone who has been seen by you or a physician in the
same specialty in your group within the previous three years. There are five levels of
care for this type of encounter which all require documentation of TWO out of THREEkey components. The fact that only two out of three key components are needed means that you can save a considerable amount of time by streamlining your documentation. Most physicians under-code and over-document these visits, which is not good because they are the most common patient encounters on the planet. You can avoid this trap by taking the web-course below.
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These are the most common patient encounters on the planet, so it's important to code correctly for these visits. Knowing the difference between a level 3 and level 4 established office patient can make a huge difference in your remibursement and income.