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    We had a new patient come into the office for a physical. The doctor spent time counseling after the physical and would like to bill a modified visit. Everything is documented to support this my question is can we bill for both being a new patient and would we use two new patient codes?

    Thanks for any help.

    Denise Smith CPC-A

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    If time is documented and it was preventive why not use a code from 99401-99404 in addition to you physical?

    Laura, CPC

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    The time counselling was not preventative. It was counselling regarding ADD and behavior problems.

    Denise Smith CPC-A

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    Both codes would be billed as new patient.

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    Check with your payer.

    I don't feel as if both codes should be "new" but it varies and you will get differing opinions ... as with most subjects in coding

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