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    Default Ped. Office visit vs. counseling ???

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    I had a doctor code for an office visit -99214 to discuss a childs condition, ADD. After reading the note discovered that the patient was not even available for the visit. Only a discussion. What would be the appropriate procedure for coding such a visit if there is one.

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    Apr 2007
    Milwaukee WI

    Default Counseling / Coordination of Care

    Look at the guidelines for choosing your E/M level based on counseling/coordination of care.

    There must be a medically necessary reason why patient is not able to participate in the visit in order to code this for a visit with family only.

    There are lots of posts on this topic. Search in the E/M and Family Practice forums as well as this one.

    Hope that helps.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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