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Orthopedic Coding Alert


Navigate the New-Versus-Established-Patient Maze With Expert Tips

Different locations, same physician? Use established patient codes. When reporting many common E/M services, you must ask yourself two questions: First, is the patient new or established? And second, what are the documented levels of history, physical exam, and medical decision-making (MDM)? We’ve got some quick tips on how to use this information to select the correct E/M level every [...]