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    I have a physician who read a doppler on a pt that he has never seen which happens all the time, now the patient comes in the office to see this physician do I code this as a new patient or an est patient since he billed for a service even though he never saw the patient?


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    New patient.

    Per CPT to be established the patient must receive any professional service from the physician or another physician in that group of the same specialty in the past 3 years.

    They define professional service as face-to-face services rendered by a physician.

    Laura, CPC

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