I have a question about using the code 99215 for an office visit. When I read the description it states that they physician typically spends 40 minutes face-to-face w/ the patient. How specific does the physician have to be when he documents his time spent w/ the patient?
On the office notes, it just states "time in" and "time out"--- which does total more than 40 minutes. Is something like this acceptable or does the physician need to be more specific and break down the total time spent w/ the patient?
Emily Kress, CPC
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