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Topic Originator: Sam
Post Date June 14, 2016 @ 8:25 AM
New Patient

June 14, 2016 @ 8:25 AM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

I have Q in new patient codes respect to wellness check. Do we have to use Wellness code first day instead of 99201-99205?. I assume that if patient wanted to do physical on the first day then bill as wellness visit code. Otherwise can we use 99201-99205 code on the first day . Then later on when wanted to do physical / Wellness use those accordingly. Please guide us. Thanks

June 21, 2016 @ 12:11 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

Yes, that is correct. Code an office visit as 99201-99205 and then once they return for a physical it would be an established patient and would code as 99391-99396.

June 21, 2016 @ 4:06 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

Thanks. So 99381-99386 Initial comprehensive preventive medicine evaluation and management wont be use because 99201-99205 used first time?

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