Question Coding healthy new patient?

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Are you asking what diagnosis code is used for an annual wellness visit?
If so, Z00.00 Encounter for general adult medical examination without abnormal findings
 

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Those codes are for evaluation and management of a problem and would not be appropriate to bill for a healthy patient with no symptoms, problems or complaints to manage.
Okay, so how do we see the patient if they want our physician to become their PCP? Thanks in advance.....
 

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Typically, if there are no symptoms, problems or complaints to manage, you would be performing a preventive medicine service 99381-99397.
If this is not what was done, then what service did you provide to the patient??
 

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Typically, if there are no symptoms, problems or complaints to manage, you would be performing a preventive medicine service 99381-99397.
If this is not what was done, then what service did you provide to the patient??
This was a visit to establish care but he practitioner stated the patient didn't have any history or current illness.
 

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No since there is no medical necessity. But this is one of those times that you really need to clarify the "reason" for the visit. Was this meant to be a "get to know you and establish care" visit? Or a routine exam? Some patients need exams for legal or insurance purposes. You really need to find out the "intent" of the visit. To me it could easily be a "establish care" visit, but you really need to find out first.
Yes that's what the practitioner put in their notes patient here to establish care.
 
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