New or Established patient

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Patient was seen has inpatient and discharged and again patient comes to same hospital after 10 days as out patient for review is he new patient or established patient,please explain
 

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Patient was seen has inpatient and discharged and again patient comes to same hospital after 10 days as out patient for review is he new patient or established patient,please explain

If he is being seen by the same provider or another provider of the same specialty from the same group, he is established. For example, if a cardiologist sees the patient inpatient and then follows up with the patient in his office, the office visit is established. If the patient is seeing another doctor in the group with a different specialty (such as a general surgeon) and who he did not see inpatient, then that would be a new patient visit.

Hope that answers your question.
 
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