AMA CPT® Assistant - 2000 Issue 1 (January)

Evaluation and Management (January 2000)

January 2000 page 11a Coding Consultation Evaluation and Management, 99232 (Q&A) Question What is the definition of an interval history? How much documentation supports an interval history? AMA Comment An interval history focuses on the period of time since the physician last performed an assessment of the patient. The physician is required to meet the key components listed in the code descriptor, so the documentation required for an interval history will depend upon the level of evaluation and management service provided by the physician. For example, if the physician is providing subsequent hospital care to an inpatient, and...

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