AMA CPT® Assistant - 1997 Issue 8 (August)

A Review of Preventive Medicine Services (August 1997)

August 1997 pages 1-5 A Review of Preventive Medicine Services What is preventive medicine? Stedman's Medical Dictionary defines it as: "the branch of medical science concerned with the prevention of disease and with promotion of physical and mental health, through study of the etiology and epidemiology of disease processes." The Evaluation and Management (E/M) section of CPT contains a specific category of codes for reporting preventive medicine services, that includes initial preventive medicine evaluation and management services (99381-99387 for new patient visits); periodic preventive medicine reevaluation and management services (99391-99397 for established patient visits); and preventive medicine counseling...

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