Ophthalmology Coding Alert

Reader Question:
Get A Handle on New Vs. Established Patients

Question: We were recently audited and an established patient visit was marked as incorrect because the auditor considered the patient to be new. We had seen the patient within the last three years, so can you advise what could have gone wrong? Supercoder Subscriber Answer: A close reading of CPT®’s new and established patient guidelines reveals much more than the [...]