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Level IV requirements of vitals

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    Does anyone know if vitals are required to be recorded to bill a level IV new pt or consultation visit. This is for an orthopedic practice.

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    If you are using the single system exam from 97 guidelines, yes the vitals are required. If you are basing the level on time, then no vitals are not required.

    Laura, CPC

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    They aren't required if you are meeting the exam level in other areas using the 95 or 97 guidelines for the level of service you are billing. There aren't any exam portion - body or organ systems - that are required. It should just be an exam that is medically necessary for the presenting problem.
    Pam Tienter, CPC, COC, CPC-P, CCS-P, CPMA, CPC-I, AAPC Fellow
    National Advisory Board Member 2018-2021, Region 6 Great Lakes
    Minneapolis AAPC Chapter, Education Officer 2018
    AHIMA ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer
    AAPC National ICD-10 Trainer

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    Thank you, that was tons of help.

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