Wiki new patient vs. established patient visits after a pratice buy out


Belton, MO
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We have a group practice (group A), pain management specialty, wanting to buy out a single Dr practice (practice B), also pain management specialty. The group practice (A) wants to know if they will be able to charge new patient visits on the single Dr practice's (B) established patients after the buy out/merger. I feel like they cannot because Dr. "B" will be a part of Group "A" at that point. Am I interpreting this section of the CPT guidelines correctly? "A new patient is one who has not received any professional services from the physician/qualified health care professional OR another physician/qualified health care professional of the exact same specialty and subspecialty who belongs to the same group practice, within the past three years." If anyone has any help on this, it would be greatly appreciated!