California Medical Association: The Ins and Outs of New vs. Established
Many evaluation and management (E/M) service codes distinguish between “new” and “established” patients. To help distinguish between the two and to clarify several common scenarios, AAPC’s Managing Editor G. John Verhovshek, MA, CPC, recently published an article through the California Medical Association.
“A patient is new if he or she has not received a face-to-face, professional service from the provider, or a provider of the same specialty/subspecialty in a group practice, within the previous 36 months,” he says.
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