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    As of April 1, 2010 the hospital system I work for purchased an independent physicians practice. The practice will be a department of the hospital. The practice location stays the same and it's still a Family Medicine practice. Different community physicians will be covering the practice as we recruit a permanent full-time physician.

    So would the patients be new or established?

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    Apr 2007
    Milwaukee WI

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    Established if the provider (or a partner in the practice with the same specialty) has seen the patient for ANY face-to-face service in the last 3 years.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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