AMA CPT® Assistant - 2006 Issue 2 (February)

Evaluation and Management (February 2006)

February 2006 page 14 Evaluation and Management, 99201, 99211 (Q&A) Question Recently, a new physician of a different specialty joined our practice. Several of her previous patients are now coming to this office, and we are wondering whether these patients will be considered new or established when she sees them for the first time in this practice. Can you please clarify? AMA Comment A new patient is one who has not received any professional services from the physician or another physician of the same specialty who belongs to the same group practice within the past 3 years. Consider...

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