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Medical Aid Unit Coding for new & established patients

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    Default Medical Aid Unit Coding for new & established patients
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    If a patient presents to our medical aid unit with a laceration of the right arm, and was seen a month or so prior with another issue, would I code this charge as an established patient? We are not open 24 hrs. as an emergency room, we use the same two doctors on staff. Thanks.

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    yes as an established patient is correct

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    I agree, this is an established patient, for documenation refer to the E/M guidelines of the CPT book.

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    Default Thanks for your help!
    Thank you for confirming what I suspected.

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