tci E/M Coding Alert - 2015 Issue 3

Preventive Care: Separate Problem-Oriented From Preventive Visit

You can report a problem with preventive but you need to support it in documentation. Failing to recognize a preventive care service along with a problem-oriented service means you could be leaving money on the table. Spotting the components of a preventive care visit in the note will keep you from overlooking deserved reimbursement. Review the following expert pointers to learn when to separate a preventive from a problem-oriented visit. Pick From Initial or Periodic There are two ranges of preventive E/M codes. One range, 99381-99387 (Initial comprehensive preventive medicine evaluation and management of an individual including an age...

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