In Audit
Dec 14th, 2012
By Jacqueline Nash Bloink, MBA, CPC-I, CHC There are three types of wellness visits, each of which has different requirements. To know if you are being compliant with requirements and coding correctly, know what each entails: 1. Initial Preventive Physical Examination (IPPE) or the “welcome to Medicare preventive visit” – use code G0402 Initial preventive ...
In CMS
Jul 1st, 2011
June is “National Prevention and Wellness Month,” and CMS wants to see a greater number of Medicare beneficiaries taking advantage of preventive benefits, according to a June 20 press release. More than 5.5 million Americans with traditional Medicare (approximately 16 percent of Medicare beneficiaries) have already had one or more of the recommended preventive benefits now ...
IPPE changes reflect an increased focus on primary care, health promotion, and disease prevention. By Torrey Kim, MA, CPC Among many noteworthy items contained within the 2010 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) Final Rule is an increase in value for the so-called “Welcome to Medicare” benefit—known formally as the Initial Preventative Physical Examination (IPPE). Section ...