AMA CPT® Assistant - 1993 Issue 1 (January)

Evaluation and Management Codes for Preventive Services (Spring 1993)

Spring 1993 pages 14-33 Coding Tip Evaluation and Management Codes for Preventive Services The purpose of this article is to review and elaborate upon the appropriate use of E/M codes for reporting physician preventive medical services. These services include the "periodic or annual physical" for infants, children and adults, counseling and/or risk factor reduction, intervention and the administration of health risk assessment instruments. Background Information Some preliminary information may be helpful in understanding the original establishment of the age categories in the preventive medicine codes. Infants/Children: These codes were derived through the consensus of physician advisors that the type...

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