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  1. #1
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    Apr 2007

    Default Welcome to Medicare "FREE EXAMS"

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    I was wondering if there is a specific way to code a Welcome to Medicare Exam. We have many patients that receive the welcome to medicare booklet which states that they get a free welcome to medicare exam. My offices have been billing office visits and it has been going to their deductibles, hence not "free." Please advise. thanks!!!!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Greeley, Colorado


    It's called the IPPE...try this link - http://www.cms.hhs.gov/home/outreacheducation.asp
    search for IPPE and it should tell you how to code and what the requirements are. It's a lot of work for about $100.
    If the link doesn't work, it's the Medicare Learning Network.

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    North Carolina


    Last edited by RebeccaWoodward*; 05-02-2008 at 08:46 AM. Reason: updated form

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