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Oncology & Hematology Coding Alert

Encounters Alone Do Not Determine New vs. Established

Tip: Different specialties may introduce exceptions. Your practice may report for new as well as established patients who see your oncologist in his office. One simple approach is to adopt the three-year rule. However, the inclusion of several other influencing factors like multiple locations, physicians of different specialties practicing in the same location, and non face-to-face services, may complicate the [...]