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Pulmonology Coding Alert

Recovery Audit Contractors:
3 RACs Are Now Focusing on AWV Visits Billed Within 12 Months of IPPE

Ensure that you aren't exceeding the frequency guidelines with these services. It can be easy to mix up the annual wellness visit (AWV) and an initial preventive physical exam (IPPE) - and apparently many providers are doing just that. Three of the recovery audit contractors (RACs) recently identified AWVs billed within 12 months of IPPE as an audit focus, which [...]