The correct cpt code you are looking for is G0439, not G0438 that code is for the AWV only.I downloaded the CMS manual that details the differences between the IPPE and AWV, however it doesn't clearly indicate the the EKG is a component of the AWV, G0438. Could someone get back to me on this?
Wendy Lambert, CPC
Hi Dawson:Thanks Rebecca!
What happens if during the AWV, you perform a complete physicial on the patient similar to the well man physical where there are no complaints? You could report the G code for the AWV for the components of this that you performed, but how would you report the E/M physicial if Medicare does not cover the preventative medicine codes? There are no complaints here.