AMA CPT® Assistant - 2010 Issue 7 (July)

Evaluation and Management (E/M) Services Guidelines (Q&A) (July 2010)

July 2010 page 10 Evaluation and Management (E/M) Services Guidelines (Q&A) Question: If a physician is on call covering for another physician and sees a patient he/she has never seen before, is this patient considered new? Answer: No. When a physician is on call for or covering for another physician, the patient’s encounter is classified as it would have been by the physician who is not available. Evaluation and Management (E/M) Services Guidelines (Q&A) (July 2010). CPT® Assistant. 2010; July 2010 page 10 ...

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