AMA CPT® Assistant - 1996 Issue 7 (July)

Medicine, Preventive Medicine Codes (Q&A) (July 1996)

July 1996 page 10b Coding Consultation Medicine, Preventive Medicine Codes (Q&A) Question I would like clarification of the Preventive Medicine Codes. Would it be appropriate to use these codes to report routine scheduled follow-up care, or visits requested by the physician, one or more years following the removal of a tumor, when there are no patient complaints and no evidence of recurrence? If so, is there a recommended time period following the successful treatment of the cancer in which the scheduled follow-up visits would be considered routine? AMA Comment If a patient is asymptomatic, without complaint, and the...

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