Aida Posted Tue 13th of January, 2015 11:00:06 AM
my question is can I advise the provider when they document to bill an 99213 (est. patient)which is incorrect and we should be billing 99203 (new patient).. Because the patient is a new to the office.
SuperCoder Answered Tue 13th of January, 2015 12:45:25 PM
Thanks for your question. Can you please clarify your question so that we can provide you with an appropriate answer? Are you stating that your provider is billing established when a new patient visit should be billed?
Aida Posted Thu 15th of January, 2015 11:09:17 AM
the note states " first time to clinic", when I receive the charges the 99213 is circle instead of the 99203.. Can I (has the biller) advise them of the mistake before entering the charges and billing it to the insurance... Please advise....thanks
SuperCoder Answered Thu 15th of January, 2015 11:52:29 AM
Thanks for the clarification. You should advise your provider of any discrepancies that you find before sending out a claim. An open line of communication is an important part of the provider/coder/biller relationship.