Pediatric Coding Alert

Get to the Heart of 99213 and 99214's Differences


- Published on Mon, May 16, 2005

One more HPI and one PFSH element could bump that encounter up a level

If you document everything you do and code for what you document, you could be in 99214 territory more often than you think.

You can successfully code and document level-four established patient office visits (99214) by remembering the code's minimum criteria. Compare CPT 99213's to 99214's documentation requirements.



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