SIU Today: “Understanding Appropriate Use of CPT© 99205 with Soft Tissues Injuries”
AAPC member Jonnie Massey, CPC, CPC-P, CPC-I, CPMA, AHFI, explains in-depth the criteria necessary to support the assignment of a level five new patient encounter code (99205). She explains that Patterns of coding and billing this level of visit could be a red flag as the use of this code should be reserved for the most serious conditions. It is less likely that soft tissue injuries would consistently rise to this level of service. This article is not available online but can be found in the October issue of SIU Today.