Do I understand correctly that NEW PATIENT E/M services can be billed when an individual in the same group, but a different specialty sees the patient for the first time? More specifically, when a patient has been seen by a physical therapist, can a chiropractor or acupuncturist bill using new patient E/M codes for the professional's first visit with the patient? I understand the requirements and acceptable frequency of billing E/M codes and use of modifier 25.

Thanks in advance for your help.