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Part B Insider (Multispecialty) Coding Alert

Part B Coding Coach:

Avoid Losing $35 Per Visit By Correctly Choosing Between 99213 and 99214

Knowing what to look for in documentation is the key to deciding outpatient visit leveling. Are you a chronic E/M downcoder? Physicians tend to report 99213 for a larger percent of their office visits than they do 99214, when in fact reporting 99214 may be more accurate if you have supporting documentation. But because 99213 pays about $73 compared to [...]