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Family Practice Coding Alert

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Understand Payer Differences Before Coding Pap Smears With Yearly Physicals

Heads up: Medicare follows its own guidelines, not CPT® rules. If your physicians sometimes conduct Pap services when patients come for their yearly physicals, you should be paid for both services. Keep these tips in mind when documenting the encounter and selecting the appropriate diagnosis. Understand the Visit Codes An annual physical is typically reported with a preventive medicine evaluation [...]


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