AMA CPT® Assistant - 1998 Issue 7 (July)

Another Look at Comprehensive Examination with Preventive Medicine Services (July 1998)

July 1998 page 9 Coding Communication Another Look at Comprehensive Examination with Preventive Medicine Services In the coding department at the American Medical Association we recently received the following question, and rather than just send our response to one person, we thought it would be a good idea to publish the answer, just in case others have the same question. The question was, how do I report a preventive medicine service when an unsuspected problem is encountered requiring less than a "comprehensive" examination, and is it appropriate to append the modifier -52? Comprehensive vs. Comprehensive The "comprehensive" examination referenced...

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