New Patient vs Established Patient

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Physician is Family Practice speciality
Changing from one provider group to another with the same speciality.

If patient's from old group practice see the same provider at the new group practice should the e/m's be billed as new patient or established patient?

Patient is new to the group.
Patient is not new to the provider.
 

mbort

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This is considered an established patient.

per CPT Page 1, Professional Edition:

"An established patient is one who has received professional services from the physician or another physician of the same specialty who belongs to the same group practice within the past three years"
 

Pawanarya

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INITIAL VISIT after consult in Hospital

If the patient was seen in the hospital and later seen in the physician office for the FIRST TIME.

Does this get coded as follow up visit or an initial visit?

Thank you,

Pawan Arya,
 
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