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  1. Lillian Posted 1 Year(s) agoRelated Topics

    what is the difference between annual, routine physical and well women for billing.

  2. SuperCoder Posted 1 Year(s) ago

    Yearly/annual wellness visit (Initial, G0438 & subsequent, G0439) is a preventive physical exam that includes a review of the patient’s medical and family history, maintaining a list of current providers and prescriptions, patient’s details such as height, weight, blood pressure, and other routine measurements, any cognitive impairment, risk factors and treatment options, screening/preventive services. This is covered once every 12 months which means that 11 full months must have passed since the last visit.

    Annual Routine Physicals/Preventive Medicine Services (99381-99397) is the face- to-face comprehensive, multi-system examination based on the patient’s age, gender, and identified risk factors. The comprehensive history obtained as part of the preventive medicine E/M service is not problem-oriented and does not involve a chief complaint or present illness. It includes a comprehensive system review and comprehensive or interval past, family, and social history as well as a comprehensive assessment/history of pertinent risk factors. Includes clinical laboratory tests. This is an annual benefit.

    A well woman exam is basically an annual screening of a woman’s reproductive health which includes the examination of breast, pelvic, PAP smear, etc. It can be performed by a PCP, NPP, or an OB/GYN and is less extensive than a comprehensive medical examination.

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  • Posted by 79891 Lillian, 1 Year(s) ago. There are 2 posts. The latest reply is from SuperCoder.