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    Hi all. I need some help. Medicare patient (existing patient to the office) presents for a medical clearance for surgery. How shall I code it? 99215? I am confused as I used to use consultation code. Can I use a 99204?

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    I believe that if the patient is an establish patient of your office you have to use the 9921X codes for Medicare patient
    Here is a MLN Matters for you to review
    Hope this helps

    Robin Ingalls-Fitzgerald CCS, CPC, FCS, CEMC, CEDC

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