Question New Vs Established Patient for ED in E/M

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Dear Peers,

Request clarifications on ED in E/M.

1. How do we classify new and established patient in ED?

2. Scenario : Patient got chest pain and visits ED and gets treatment. He comes back to ED next day with same complaint of chest pain and ECG is done and treated.
In this case how do we take the patient category for as per CMS guidelines for new or established patient.


Thank you.
 

CodingKing

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Please review the code description and you will have your answer. New vs Established concept does not apply to all E&M codes
 

medicalauditor

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Dear Peers,

Request clarifications on ED in E/M.

1. How do we classify new and established patient in ED?

2. Scenario : Patient got chest pain and visits ED and gets treatment. He comes back to ED next day with same complaint of chest pain and ECG is done and treated.
In this case how do we take the patient category for as per CMS guidelines for new or established patient.


Thank you.
There's no concept of new vs established patient for ED
 
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