New or Established Patient CPT® Code range 99242- 99245

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code range for Office or Other Outpatient Consultations 99242-99245 is a medical code set maintained by the American Medical Association.

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CPT® Code Range 99242- 99245
Section 99242-99245
New or Established Patient
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[QUOTE=", post: 504265, member: 732844"] I am sitting for my CPC exam on Saturday. There is a question in the Study Guide that has me stumped (and my two CPC colleagues ... [ Read More ]
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It appears that the E/M guidelines for outpatient consult codes (99242-99245) are remaining the same. Do others agree, or does anyone know something else about this?... [ Read More ]
Hello and welcome to the forum REGINALD068! Per AMA CPT book, Consultations follow similar E/M guidelines as New Patients when it comes to History, Exam and Medical Decision Making components. In fac... [ Read More ]
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Hi Leigh, Medicare no longer recognizes CPT 99242-99245 as of 2010. Can you give us the scenario?... [ Read More ]
For the experienced billers, can you let me know what the difference in prices are for the new office consult codes 99241-99245 vs new office visit 99201-99205 along initial hospital care 99221-99223 ... [ Read More ]
[b]Consults[/b] Karen, I hope the following helps. You are right about the physician cannot treat the patient in any way, including medications. Otherwise, it is no longer a consult. However, they... [ Read More ]
Hello, rmukkadan If the patient is in Observation Care, and was admitted by an Internal Medicine provider, the Gastroenterologist would need to bill the service under the office or other outpatient ... [ Read More ]