tci E/M Coding Alert - 2015 Issue 3

Quick Quiz Answers: Grade Yourself with Our Answers

Test and grade yourself to see if you need to take a refresher course. Answer 1: CMS no longer recognizes consultation codes 99241-99245 (Office consultation for a new or established patient, …) and 99251-99255 (Inpatient consultation for a new or established patient, …), if the beneficiary is a Medicare patient. You will instead report the appropriate level from the 99221-99223 (Initial hospital care, per day, for the evaluation and management of a patient, …) code range. You would use 99231-99233 (Subsequent hospital care, per day, for the evaluation and management of a patient ...) if the...

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